June Lake, California: Legendary Slot Machines In June Lake

The story of slot machines secretly dumped into the lake before a state revenue agent raid may be questionable, but the hopeful still dive the lake in search. Historical monument replicates a slot machine.

Address:
N Shore Dr, June Lake, CA
Directions:
On a stone cairn at road intersection with June lake Loop and N Shore Dr.
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Legendary Slot Machines In June Lake

There is a historical marker for the slot machines.

[Wendy Stuart, 10/05/2016]

Before a 1940s raid by state revenue agents, area bars and cafes are said to have dumped their illegal slot machines in the middle of the night into June Lake. Many subsequent dive teams have failed to find any of the mythical one armed bandits, but this 2010 monument -- incorporating pieces of an old slot machine, and belt buckles of E Clampus Vitus (Bodie chapter) members -- helps sustain the legend.


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