Dunderberg Mill, California

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Dunderberg Mill
Dunderberg Mill is located in California
Dunderberg Mill
Dunderberg Mill
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°06′14″N 119°15′02″W / 38.10389°N 119.25056°W / 38.10389; -119.25056Coordinates: 38°06′14″N 119°15′02″W / 38.10389°N 119.25056°W / 38.10389; -119.25056
Country United States
State California
County Mono County
Elevation[1] 8,609 ft (2,624 m)

Dunderberg Mill is a ghost town[2][3] located in Mono County, California on Dunderberg Creek 10.5 miles (17 km) south of Bridgeport,[4] at an elevation of 8609 feet (2624 m).[1]

Two versions are current on how the place got its name: first, that it was named after the Union Navy man-of-war USS Dunderberg, and second, that it was named from the nearby Dunderberg Mine.[4] Dunderberg is a Swedish word meaning "thunder mountain."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dunderberg Mill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Dunderberg". GhostTowns.com. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  3. ^ "Dunderberg Mill". Wikimapia. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  4. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1161. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.