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Bridgeport in Mono County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bridgeport Chronicle-Union

 
 
Bridgeport Chronicle-Union Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 10, 2010
1. Bridgeport Chronicle-Union Marker
Set into the lawn just South of the library.
Inscription. On this site stood the original office of the Bridgeport Chronicle - Union newspaper. In 1880, while still publishing the "Bodie Chronicle", the Folger Brothers, Robert and Alex, started the "Bridgeport Union". The first number of the Bridgeport paper appeared on May 15, 1880, and with the completion of the new courthouse, they were assured of plenty of county printing, so they moved their Bodie plant to Bridgeport, merged the two papers, and created the "Bridgeport Chronicle-Union."
 
Erected 1981 by Bodie Chapter E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.383′ N, 119° 13.717′ W. Marker is in Bridgeport, California, in Mono County. Marker is at the intersection of North School Street and Bryant Street, on the right when traveling north on North School Street. Touch for map. The Northeast corner of the intersection of School Street and Bryant Steet is an open grassy lawn area with the marker set into the lawn. Marker is in this post office area: Bridgeport CA 93517, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old County Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Mono County Court House
Location of the Bridgeport Chronicle-Union Building image. Click for full size.
By Lester J Letson, September 8, 2012
2. Location of the Bridgeport Chronicle-Union Building
The original location of the newspaper building is now a lawn. The marker can be seen center left, the Mono County Court House annex is in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); "The Irwin" (within shouting distance of this marker); Mono County Memorial Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Frontier Justice (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Bridgeport Inn" (about 500 feet away); Bridgeport Elementary School (about 600 feet away); First Bridgeport Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bridgeport.
 
More about this marker. The lawn area is just South of the Bridgeport Library. It is unknown if the building just East of the grassy area was part of the newspaper.
 
Categories. CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 6, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.   2. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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