Mono County Points of Interest

Grave of Adeline Carson Stilts Near Lee Vining, California
10 October 2007

The commmeorative plaque stands near the
Mono Inn on the east side of Highway 395
north of Lee Vining.

Mono Lake is visible behind the plaque.

Mono Lake at Dawn Mono Lake
18 February 2007
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Grave of Adeline Carson Stilts
US 395 at Mono Inn Road
Lee Vining
Died 1859

Grave of Adeline Carson Stilts

In sight of this location is the grave of Adeline Carson Stilts, daughter of scout, guide and explorer Kit Carson. Called "Prairie Flower" by her father, and considered to be his favorite child, she came to the gold site of "Mono Diggins" with her husband in about 1858. She died in the winter of 1859, at the age of 21, at the home of her friends, known as the Wilson Ranch.

Dedicated September 8, 1973
Bodie Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
Mono County Board of Supervisors

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