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

The Little Kittie Inn

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, September 15, 2013
1. The Little Kittie Inn Marker
Inscription.  In August 1924 Matt Wilkenson opened the Kittie Lee Inn, which was named for his daughter. When William R. Whorff purchased it in 1925, the Kittie Lee became "the" place to stay for Hollywood's finest.

When Bishop Airport was a training center during WWII the dining room became a barracks. In 1946 the Copper Kettle Restaurant and Charlie's Room Bar was added.

In 1965 the inn was torn down and in 1975 the building was sold to Sam Walker who reconstructed it as Whiskey Creek Restaurant and Bar.
 
Erected 1995 by Slim Princess Chapter No. 395, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 37° 21.862′ N, 118° 23.712′ W. Marker is in Bishop, California, in Inyo County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East Pine Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bishop CA 93514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
The Little Kittie Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 15, 2013
2. The Little Kittie Inn Marker
, measured as the crow flies. Whiskey Creek History (within shouting distance of this marker); Slim Princess (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); History of "Dangerous Arrest" (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Atlas Copco Mucker" (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mule (approx. 0.6 miles away); Project Sierra Wave (approx. 1.7 miles away); San Francis Ranch (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bishop.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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