Bishop in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Its size and strength gained from the horse and its stamina and intelligence inherited from the donkey made it the most widely used animal for hauling men and material from the east, thus allowing settlement of the west.
The mule was particularly useful in the eastern Sierra, where mining was done in steep mountainous terrain. In the late 1800's twenty mule teams hauled 36 ton wagons of borax from Death Valley to the railhead near the present day town of Barstow.
Erected 1997 by Slim Princess Chapter 395, E. Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 22.368′ N, 118° 23.964′ W. Marker is in Bishop, California, in Inyo County. Marker can be reached from North Main Street (U.S. 395). Click for map. The marker is located at the entrance kiosk to the Tri-County Fairgrounds. Marker is in this post office area: Bishop CA 93514, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles "Atlas Copco Mucker" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Whiskey Creek History (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Little Kittie Inn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Slim Princess (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural (approx. 0.7 miles away); History of "Dangerous Arrest" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lynching of the Convicts (approx. 3 miles away); San Francis Ranch (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bishop.
Categories. • Animals • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
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