“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bishop, California

Clickable Map of Inyo County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Inyo County, CA (114) Fresno County, CA (115) Kern County, CA (311) Mono County, CA (76) San Bernardino County, CA (277) Tulare County, CA (81) Clark County, NV (179) Esmeralda County, NV (20) Nye County, NV (72)  InyoCounty(114) Inyo County (114)  FresnoCounty(115) Fresno County (115)  KernCounty(311) Kern County (311)  MonoCounty(76) Mono County (76)  SanBernardinoCounty(277) San Bernardino County (277)  TulareCounty(81) Tulare County (81)  ClarkCountyNevada(179) Clark County (179)  EsmeraldaCounty(20) Esmeralda County (20)  NyeCounty(72) Nye County (72)
Independence is the county seat for Inyo County
Bishop is in Inyo County
      Inyo County (114)  
      Fresno County (115)  
      Kern County (311)  
      Mono County (76)  
      San Bernardino County (277)  
      Tulare County (81)  
      Clark County, Nevada (179)  
      Esmeralda County, Nevada (20)  
      Nye County, Nevada (72)  
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1California (Inyo County), Bishop — "Atlas Copco Mucker"
This historic mining artifact is known as a track mucking machine. It dates back to the 1960s and was used by Union Carbide Corporation at the nearby Pine Creek Tungsten mine 20 miles North West of Bishop. During World War II and for some years . . . Map (db m78131) HM
2California (Inyo County), Bishop — 811 — Bishop Creek Battleground
On April 6, 1862, a battle took place around this site between newly arrived citizens of the Owens River Valley and the Paiute and Shoshone Indians, original inhabitants of the land. The reason for this battle is lost in obscurity, but brave men on . . . Map (db m628) HM
3California (Inyo County), Bishop — Buttermilk Road
Behind this plaque is the original road that went to the Bishop Creek Drainage. Built at the turn of the 20th Century, this road brought miners and supplies to the Wilshire Mine, known today as the Cardinal Mine. Seven miles up this road was . . . Map (db m189377) HM
4California (Inyo County), Bishop — History of "Dangerous Arrest"Inyo Register — Thursday, March 10, 1887 —
The Shooting For the first time in many months the peace and calm of the town were disturbed by a succession of pistols shots last Saturday night. The shots were fired by Officer Plumley in arresting one Phillip Staiger for disorderly conduct . . . Map (db m78316) HM
5California (Inyo County), Bishop — 953 — Laws Station
In 1883 the Carson & Colorado Railroad was built between Mound House (Near Carson City, Nevada) through Laws to Keeler, California. A distance of 300 miles. Laws Station was named in honor of Mr. R.J. Laws, Assistant Superintendent of the railroad . . . Map (db m10333) HM
6California (Inyo County), Bishop — Lynching of the Convicts
Near this location, on Oct. 1, 1871, escaped convicts Moses Black and Leander Morton were lynched by vigilantes to avenge the killing of Robert Morrison, a well liked Wells Fargo agent from Benton. Morrison was a member of the sheriff's posse who . . . Map (db m72571) HM
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7California (Inyo County), Bishop — Owensville
The first white man’s settlement in northern Owens Valley was built here in 1861 and two years later prospectors named it Owensville. It thrived for some time but in 1864, as mining in the White Mts. petered out the miners moved on to better . . . Map (db m2953) HM
8California (Inyo County), Bishop — Pine Creek Mine
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 . . . Map (db m2952) HM
9California (Inyo County), Bishop — Project Sierra Wave
Fifty years ago, the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada was the site of intense atmospheric research to explore the cause and dynamics of the newly appreciated and powerful mountain wave phenomenon known locally as the Sierra Wave. This . . . Map (db m156150) HM
10California (Inyo County), Bishop — 208 — San Francis Ranch
In 1861, Samuel A. Bishop, his wife and party left Fort Tejon for the Owens Valley driving 650 head of stock. On August 22, Bishop reached a creek later named for him and southwest of this spot, established San Francis Ranch. There a peace treaty . . . Map (db m627) HM
11California (Inyo County), Bishop — Slim Princess
The Slim Princess “Engine 9” was built in 1909 and first saw service on the 36 inch narrow gauge rails (standard gauge is 4 feet 8 ½ inches) of the Nevada, California and Oregon Railroad. It came to the Mina Branch of the Southern . . . Map (db m78315) HM
12California (Inyo County), Bishop — The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural
First Panel Left: Logging at Mono Mills Circa 1850-1910 This mural illustrates the Kinneys and Summers (Ernest’s grandmother was a Summers) hauling logs. The rig with the big wheels called “Michigan Wheels” is dragging . . . Map (db m78320) HM
13California (Inyo County), Bishop — The Little Kittie Inn
In August 1924 Matt Wilkenson opened the Kittie Lee Inn, which was named for his daughter. When William R. Whorff purchased it in 1925, the Kittie Lee became "the" place to stay for Hollywood's finest. When Bishop Airport was a training center . . . Map (db m72572) HM
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14California (Inyo County), Bishop — The Mule
A hybrid offspring of a male donkey, commonly known as a jackass and a female horse. Characterized by long ears, a braying voice and short mane, this patient and sure footed animal has been used as a beast of burden throughout the world. Its . . . Map (db m92729) HM
15California (Inyo County), Bishop — The Old Inyo County Jailhouse
The early days of Inyo County presented many challenges to the original settlers, particularly for peacekeepers. The first sheriff, W.A. Greenly, served only one year. Many officials served only one or two years before resigning. Territorial and . . . Map (db m200934) HM
16California (Inyo County), Bishop — Whiskey Creek History
The Kittie Lee Inn was built in 1924 and was considered to be the height of luxury. During Hollywood’s heyday of filming movies in the High Sierra, almost all of the great stars stayed here at one time or another. Will Rogers, Randolph Scott, . . . Map (db m78314) HM
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Sep. 27, 2022