Lundy, California

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Lundy
Unincorporated community
Lundy is located in California
Lundy
Lundy
Lundy is located in USA
Lundy
Lundy
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°01′39″N 119°14′30″W / 38.02750°N 119.24167°W / 38.02750; -119.24167Coordinates: 38°01′39″N 119°14′30″W / 38.02750°N 119.24167°W / 38.02750; -119.24167
Country United States
State California
County Mono County
Elevation[1] 7,858 ft (2,395 m)

Lundy (formerly Mill Creek) is a defunct community in Mono County, California, United States, located on Mill Creek in Lundy Canon near the west end of Lundy Lake.[2] It is situated at an elevation of 7858 feet (2395 m).[1] It was named after W.J. Lundy who operated a sawmill near Lundy Lake. The sawmill was a major timber producer for the nearby town of Bodie, California.[3] Lundy also had a mining camp that was established in 1879.[2] The Lundy post office ran from 1880-1914.[2]

Like many gold rush camps, Lundy is now defunct. The building of a dam raised Lundy Lake, and part of the site where the community once stood is now submerged.[3]

Lundy is now a popular fishing resort. Electricity is provided via a small generator and facilities are rather primitive. Besides the main lake there are also three lakes accessible only by hiking and several beaver ponds.

When driving into Lundy canyon one can see the last grave of what was once a large cemetery. One section of Lundy Lake is called Stagecoach Corner as a stagecoach missed the sharp turn and ended up plummeting into the lake. Many years ago scuba divers confirmed this myth by finding the stagecoach, preserved by the icy cold waters of the lake, lying on its side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lundy, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1181. ISBN 978-1-884995-14-9. 
  3. ^ a b Russel, Carl P. (1928). Early Mining Excitements East of Yosemite. 13. San Francisco: Sierra Club Bulletin. 

External links[edit]

U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lundy, California