On the banks of what is now Dog Creek, Cord Norst discovered gold here in 1857 and this became the first place to attract attention to the eastern Sierras for possible mining sites. About 100 or so miners came and the site subsisted till the summer of 1859 when Cord Norst had wandered off about 5 miles to the east and discovered better diggings in a place to become known as Monoville….named after the lake. It went for a few years as well till much bigger discoveries were made at Aurora and Bodie.
NO. 792 DOG TOWN - Site of the first major gold rush to the eastern slope of