Bennettville Mine

Bennettville was a California mining town across 1882-1884. The company hauled equipment up a track that became the Tioga Pass Road, the only eastern way out of Yosemite National Park.

Very little silver or gold was found, the company went bankrupt, and the town was abandoned. The site is at an elevation of around 9800ft, and it would have been pretty grim up there over those two winters. This is a 1993 reconstruction of the bunkhouse and barn.


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