East Walker River

Early toll roads from Carson City and Wellington followed this river. Henry Hayes lived in the Toll House Building and collected tolls from 1880 to 1915, when the county purchased the road. Tolls were .25 for saddle horses, .75 for teams and later autos. The original road was build in 1868. Just beyond the state line on Highway 182, turn right on a dirt road to Hawthorne. If you have access to a 1917 Mono National Forest map, you can locate the stagecoach stations at Sonora and Elbow and follow the road to Aurora. spacer
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