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

Owens Valley

 
 
Owens Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
1. Owens Valley Marker
Inscription. extended from Bishop south for 100 miles. The valley was inhabited by Indians for many years. Joseph Walker in 1833 was the first white man to discover the valley. In 1845 John C. Fremont named the valley, a river and a lake, after Richard Owens, an army captain in his expedition to this area.
 
Erected 1982 by E Clampus Vitus, Slim Princess Chapter No. 395.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.132′ N, 118° 36.235′ W. Marker is near Mammoth Lakes, California, in Mono County. Marker is on Three Flags Highway (State Highway 395), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located at the southbound vista point on Highway 395 south of Sherwin Summit. Marker is in this post office area: Mammoth Lakes CA 93546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pine Creek Mine (approx. 5.5 miles away); Crowley Lake (approx. 9 miles away); McGee Mountain Rope Tow #34 (approx. 11.5 miles away); Lynching of the Convicts (approx. 12.8 miles away); San Francis Ranch (approx. 13.7 miles away); Bishop Creek Battleground (approx. 14 miles away).
 
Categories. ExplorationNatural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Owens Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 24, 2011
2. Owens Valley Marker
Owens Valley is beyond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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