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

Bishop Creek Battleground

 
 
Bishop Creek Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 8, 2006
1. Bishop Creek Battleground Marker
Inscription. On April 6, 1862, a battle took place around this site between newly arrived citizens of the Owens River Valley and the Paiute and Shoshone Indians, original inhabitants of the land. The reason for this battle is lost in obscurity, but brave men on both sides died here for a cause which they held to be inviolate.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 811

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee and the Eastern California Museum Association, Inc., September 4, 1966.
 
Erected 1966 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee and the Eastern California Museum Association, Inc. (Marker Number 811.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 20.491′ N, 118° 28.872′ W. Marker is near Bishop, California, in Inyo County. Marker is at the intersection of California Route 168 and East Bishop Creek Road, on the left when traveling west on State Route 168. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bishop CA 93514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Bishop Creek Battleground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, October 8, 2006
2. Bishop Creek Battleground Marker
At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. San Francis Ranch (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lynching of the Convicts (approx. 2.8 miles away); History of "Dangerous Arrest" (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural (approx. 5 miles away); The Little Kittie Inn (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bishop.
 
Also see . . .  California and the Indian Wars. The Owens Valley Indian War, by Captain John W. Key, V., U.S. Army Reserve. (Submitted on October 17, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords. The Battle of the Ditch
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,255 times since then and 23 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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