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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bishop in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pine Creek Mine

 
 
Pine Creek Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
1. Pine Creek Mine Marker
Inscription. West of this spot, gold was discovered in the Pine Creek drainage by Civil War veterans. It was not until April, 1916, when tungsten was discovered by four men: O.E. Vaughn, A.E. & C.C. Beauregard, and James Sproul on their claims, Blizzard 1, 2, 3 and 4, high on the mountain. Years of development and production went by and the mine was acquired by U.S. Vanadium, a division of Union Carbide Corp., on May 14, 1936. After more development, this mine became the world’s largest tungsten mine and is now known as “the Mine in the Sky”.

Dedicated June 27, 1987
E Clampus Vitus
Slim Princess No. 395

 
Erected 1987 by E Clampus Vitus Slim Princess No. 395.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 26.6′ N, 118° 34.35′ W. Marker is in Bishop, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on Highway 395, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at a highway vista point pullout. Marker is in this post office area: Bishop CA 93514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Owens Valley (approx. 5.5 miles away); Lynching of the Convicts
Pine Creek Mine Marker and Others image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
2. Pine Creek Mine Marker and Others
(approx. 8 miles away); Bishop Creek Battleground (approx. 8.6 miles away); San Francis Ranch (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Mule (approx. 10.7 miles away); "Atlas Copco Mucker" (approx. 11.1 miles away); The Little Kittie Inn (approx. 11.2 miles away); Whiskey Creek History (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bishop.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Brown: A Man For The People. George Brown, Native American, Owens Valley Pioneer, Founder of the Pine Creek Pack Station (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Tungsten. (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
View from Pine Creek Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
3. View from Pine Creek Mine Marker
“Life on the Edge” Deer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
4. “Life on the Edge” Deer Marker
“Room to Roam” Mountain Lion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
5. “Room to Roam” Mountain Lion Marker
"Bighorn on the Edge” Bighorn Sheep Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 25, 2007
6. "Bighorn on the Edge” Bighorn Sheep Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,633 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 14, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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