Abandoned Eastern Sierra Ranches, California

De Chambeau Ranch

  The De Chambeau Ranch provided farm products to the mining towns of Aurora, Bodie, Lundy, and other communities in the Mono Basin. The ranch was originally homesteaded by Nicholas Dondero in 1893 and Andreas Gardelia in 1897. Louis De Chambeau acquired the property in the early 1900's. The ranch operated till 1945 at which time it was leased to sheepmen. (I'm not touching that one!).

Let's explore the De Chambeau Ranch 

 

Conway Ranch

This is one scary little old ranch house! Be very careful, someone may be hiding in the attic!

Let's explore the Conway Ranch 

 

Filosena Ranch

The Filosena Ranch was built in 1885 and is one of the original homesteads of the Mono Basin.

 

  Highway 395 Cabin; Old ranchers cabin that sits atop a hill and can be seen from Highway 395.

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