Mono County Points of Interest

California Historic Point of Interest: Poor Farm South of Bridgeport 10 October 2007
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Poor Farm
US 395
South of Bridgeport
Founded 1879 as County Hospital

Poor Farm

It began as the county hospital in Bodie in 1879. With the decline of Bodie in the mid 1880's the hospital was eventually moved to a site east of this monument and Highway 395 to the rear of the small meadow that you see. At that time it became known as the "Poor Farm," a refuge for the aged, ill and penniless. It continued to operate for several years, but the high cost of maintaining the facility forced its closure and the buildings and property were put up for sale and sold to a local rancher.

Dedicated September 8, 1990
Bodie Chapter No. 64
E Clampus Vitus

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