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

Lee Vining

 
 
Lee Vining Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
1. Lee Vining Marker
Inscription. The name of this community honors LeRoy Vining. In 1852 Lt. Tredwell Moore and soldiers of the 2nd Infantry pursued Indians of Chief Tenaya’s tribe from Yosemite across the Sierra via Bloody Canyon. They took back mineral samples and a prospecting party was organized. In this group were the Vinings, Lee & Dick, who established a camp at what is now Lee Vining Creek.
 
Erected 1979 by E Clampus Vitus, Bodie Chapter No. 64.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 57.357′ N, 119° 7.139′ W. Marker is in Lee Vining, California, in Mono County. Marker is at the intersection of Three Flags Highway (State Highway 395) and 4th Street, on the right when traveling south on Three Flags Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lee Vining CA 93541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upside-Down House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mono Lake (approx. ¾ mile away); Sheriff James P. Dolan (approx. 1.7 miles away); Grave of Adeline Carson Stilts (approx. 4.1 miles away); Grave of the Unknown Prospector
Lee Vining Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
2. Lee Vining Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Navy Beach (approx. 5.6 miles away); Would-Be Miners and Occasional Tourists (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Tioga Pass Road (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lee Vining.
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
A Surprise Behind the Photographer. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 23, 2011
3. A Surprise Behind the Photographer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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