Eastern Mojave Vegetation Convict Lake Road, Mono County, California  

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  US Hwy 395 to Convict Lake.

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• U. S. Highway 395:   at Convict Lake Rd;  

Junction: US Highway 395



Convict Lake Resort


Other articles:
• Convict Lake Trail:   at trailhead;  

  Bridge over Convict Creek

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   18 Jun 2011;
Full Size ImagePlaque for Convict Lake  

Convict Lake
Convict Lake and Creek are so named as the result of an encounter here September 17, 1871, between Robert Morrison, Benton merchant and member of a posse of citizens, and three convicts who had escaped from the Carson City, Nevada, state penitentiary. Morrison encountered the convicts on present Convict Creek, then known as Monte Diable Creek. Morrison was killed and the convicts escaped. Other members of the possee captured the fugitives in Round Valley. They were taken to Bishop where two of the convicts were hanged. The third, a youth of 19, was returned to the Carson prison. The indians are said to have called Convict Lake wit-sa-nap.
Dedicated September 21, 1974
Bodie Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
Mono County Board of Supervisors

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• Field Notes:   18 Jun 2011;

Locations: Convict Lake. Laurel Mountain.
Full Size ImageLaurel Mountain across Convict Lake.  

View to the southwest across Convict Lake to Laurel Mountain.
  Duck Lake Road, to day use parking and campground.

Other articles:
• Convict Lake Trail:   at trailhead;  

Convict Lake Trail
  End of Road, Turnaround, Convict Lake Picnic Area
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Date and time this article was prepared: 5/10/2024 10:58:56 AM