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Bishop in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Owensville

 
 
Owensville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
1. Owensville Marker
Inscription. The first white manís settlement in northern Owens Valley was built here in 1861 and two years later prospectors named it Owensville. It thrived for some time but in 1864, as mining in the White Mts. petered out the miners moved on to better diggings, leaving the town deserted.

Dedicated June 11, 1977
Slim Princess Chapter
E Clampus Vitus
 
Erected 1977 by Slim Princess Chapter E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 23.976′ N, 118° 21.16′ W. Marker is in Bishop, California, in Inyo County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 6 (U.S. 6) and Silver Canyon Road, on the right when traveling east on Highway 6. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bishop CA 93514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Laws Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Mule (approx. 3.2 miles away); "Atlas Copco Mucker" (approx. 3.2 miles away); Slim Princess (approx. 3.3 miles away); Whiskey Creek History (approx. 3.4 miles away);
Owensville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
2. Owensville Marker
The Little Kittie Inn (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural (approx. 3.4 miles away); History of "Dangerous Arrest" (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bishop.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,492 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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