Reward, Inyo County, California

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Reward
Ghost town
Reward is located in California
Reward
Reward
Location in California
Reward is located in the United States
Reward
Reward
Reward (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°44′51″N 118°03′18″W / 36.74750°N 118.05500°W / 36.74750; -118.05500Coordinates: 36°44′51″N 118°03′18″W / 36.74750°N 118.05500°W / 36.74750; -118.05500
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyInyo County
Elevation3,865 ft (1,178 m)

Reward was an mining site in Inyo County, California.[1] It is located on the west side of the Inyo Mountains 9.5 miles (15 km) north of Lone Pine,[2] at an elevation of 3865 feet (1178 m).[1]

A post office operated at Reward from 1900 to 1906.[2][3] The town's name originates from a local mining company, Reward Consolidated Mining Co,[2] who operated the gold and silver Eclipse Mine in 1878 at the site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Reward, Inyo County, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1196. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ a b Salley, Harold E. (1977). History of California Post Offices, 1849-1976. The Depot. ISBN 0-9601558-1-3.

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