Lone Pine in Inyo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Wedding of the Waters Pageant
Friday morning a special gourd of water was scooped from the highest lake in the USA, north of Mt. Whitney. It was carried down steep trails to Whitney Portal at roads end. That afternoon three Pony Express type local horsemen took the water down to the Bank of America in Lone Pine for the first night. Participants in the many special events included Governor Merriam of California, Movie Stars, decendents of the ill-fated Sierra Donner Party and Death Valley 49ers. Saturday the water gourd was carried short distances south by local drivers and historic conveyances to Keeler train station for the second night. Sunday a car and driver took the water south to the Road Opening Ceremony, then down to the Union Oil plane at Panamint Dry Lake. The pilot then flew the water to Death Valley headquarters at Furnance Creek for a luncheon. Near sunset he completed lthe "Wedding of the Waters, from Highest to the Lowest, Pageant" by flying south to spill the water into Badwater Springs, the lowest body of water in the USA. Moutain top campfires along the way signaled the completion of the Pageant.
Location. 36° 36.476′ N, 118° 3.855′ W. Marker is in Lone Pine, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on N Main St, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. On the side of the El Dorado Saving Bank wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 N Main St, Lone Pine CA 93545, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Adobe Wall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lone Pine Film Museum (approx. half a mile away); Disaster in 1872 (approx. ¾ mile away); Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Movie Flats (approx. 2.6 miles away); "Gunga Din" Filmed Here (approx. 3.3 miles away); Alabama Gates (approx. 5.1 miles away); Dolomite Mine (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lone Pine.
Also see . . . The Wedding of the Waters By Fr. John J. Crowley. (Submitted on October 5, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. submitted on October 5, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.