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"You Need Lots of Cash in Bishop, CA"
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Mountains of Bishop, CA

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Bishop, CA

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Standard Mills - Bishop, CA
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L. Matlick Sculptor - Bishop, CA

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Bishop, CA - Circa 1908

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Main Street - Bishop, CA
At the Pinon Book Store

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Main Street - Bishop, CA
At the Pinon Book Store

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George Marchment - Prospector
Bishop, CA - circa 1908

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Dale's Country Smoke House - Bishop, CA

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Curley Fletcher - Bishop, CA




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Main Street - Bishop, CA
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Main Street - Bishop, CA

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Main Street - Bishop, CA

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Main Street - Bishop, CA

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Main Street - Bishop, CA

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Main Street - Bishop, CA

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Main Street - Bishop, CA

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Main Street - Bishop, CA

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Main Street - Bishop, CA

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Entrance to Bishop Union High School - Bishop, CA

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Bishop Union High School Gymnasium - Bishop, CA

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Northern Inyo Hospital - Bishop, CA

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Northern Inyo Hospital - Bishop, CA

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Main Street - Bishop, CA

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Mule Days - Bishop, CA

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Schats Bakery - Bishop, CA

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The Temple of Folly - Bishop, CA

This was long thought to be a photograph of the old boom town, Mammoth City, largely because the name checks with an 1879 Mammoth City TImes. There the Temple of Folly advertises its Rock & Rye as "the new remedy for coughs, colds, etc."

However, during 1975, two Bishop history buffs have helped uncover an extraordinary coincidence. Elma Crosby has evidence that after A.J. Murphy lived at Mommoth, he opened another Temple of Folly in Bishop, which there was commonly known as "murphys." Then Gus Cashbaugh pinned won this photo beyond all doubt as the first block of North Main Street, when he identified the town pump at the right corner of Murphys ad the striped poles of Jake Koch's barber shop in the front, all of which he remembers as a small boy in the 1890's. Alas, this leaves us with no photo at all of the old mining camp of Mammoth.

Photo courtesy of the Eastern California Museum, gift of Herbert DeChambeau.
1975 Adele Reed, Genny Smith




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An offering on e-bay

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Bishop Creek photo courtesy of Bob Pilatos
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eaton ranch
Eaton Ranch in the 1920s - Long Valley, CA
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Convict Lake Resort - Bishop, CA

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Raymer's Camp - Convict Lake, CA

bill garner's camp
Bill Garner's Camp - Long Valley, CA

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Convict Lake Lodge - Bishop, CA

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Raymer's Camp - Convict Lake, CA

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Winter at Bill Garner's Camp - Long Valley, CA

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Convict Lake Camp - Convict Lake, CA

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Bill Garner's Camp - Long Valley, CA

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Bill Garner's Camp - Long Valley, CA
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Convict Lake Resort - Convict Lake, CA

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Convict Lake - Bishop, CA

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Convict Lake - Bishop, CA

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Convict Lake - Bishop, CA
Named for the battle which took place in 1871between deputy sheriffs and convicts, who escaped from Carson Penitentiary.
Located at the base of Mt. Morrison and is rated as the lake having the most colorful background in the High Sierra.


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Convict Creek Road 1927 - Long Valley, CA
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Vada Sprord at Convict Lake 1931
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Phil Martini at Convict Lake 1940

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Horse and wagon towing a broken down automobile in Bishop
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H. D. Bonebrake at his Standard Oil Company service station in Bishop, CA

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East Line Street - Bishop, CA

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East Line Street - Bishop,CA

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The Rocking K Guest Ranch - Bishop, CA

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Main Stree Bishop - circa 1914

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Stuck in the snow outside of Bishop, CA

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Inyo Good Road Club helping out some folks with their stranded vehicle. How did they ever get word to the club?

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Bishop, CA - 1916
(Photo courtesy of Inyo County Sesquicentennial)

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Photographs and text courtesy Tales Along El Camino Sierra

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Petroglyphs north of Bishop

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Horse race down mainstreet Bishop, CA

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Early pioneers in front of the Bishop Hotel, Bishop, CA.

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The Watterson Brothers Garage, Bishop, CA.

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Smith Auto Shop, South Main Street, Bishop, CA. - 1918

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This scene was set for J. Stephen Ward - A Pasadena, CA artist.
His painting won the Americana Award - Bishop, CA. - 1920
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Levi Strauss Co., Bishop, CA

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Main Street Bishop before the days of the automobile - Bishop, CA.

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Main Street Bishop before the days of the automobile - Bishop, CA.

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Monty & Elly Montana - 1972
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Tony's Service Station buried in snow in Bishop, CA

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Steve Lucacik - Game Warden, Bishop, CA
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Steve Lucacik - Game Warden, Bishop, CA

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Bishop Civil Air Patrol - Bishop, CA

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Bishop Civil Air Patrol - Bishop, CA

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Main Street Bishop before the days of the automobile - Bishop, CA.

Miss Emma Chalfant
Miss Emma Chalfant - Bishop, CA.

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V. G. "Chicken Smith" - Bishop, CA.

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Black face lambs on the Watterson Ranch - Bishop, CA. - 1902

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Bishop in the 1880s

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W. D. Roberts Ranch, Round Valley, CA.

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Bishop in the 1880s

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The Dixon Ranch - Bishop, CA. - Circa 1920

harvest festival
Bisho Harvest Festival - 1913

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Nan & Maxes Long Valley Resort in Long Valley - 1950s
This later became the Normandy Inn and finally a private residence. It was damaged by an avalanche in 1969. The main buildings are still there (per Hal Eaton).

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