Monte Vista 1857

Monte Vista was a proposed town that would encompass Yankee Hill in 1857. A town plot was submitted and a few lots were sold. Unfortunately, the mining boom in the area declined as surface gold played out and hard rock mining became the primary mining in the area. Many of the more than 500 miners from the area moved to Dogtown and Helltown in 1857.

Town Plot Monte Vista (Click to Enlarge Image)

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Proposed location for town imposed over 2008 topographical map (Click to enlarge Image)

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Preserving the Yankee Hill, California Area's History