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Frances Bishop
(Photo courtesy "Inyo 1866 - 1986")
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Samuel Addison Bishop
He drove a herd of cattle to northern Owens Valley in 1861 from Fort Tejon. He was to tarry in this vicinity only a short time but long enough to lend his name to the settlement that would rise nearby.
(Photo courtesy "Inyo 1866 - 1986")


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Trout packing crate found by Jason Snyder in an antique store
(Photo courtesy Jason Snyder)


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andy wilson

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Hazard fish decal courtesy of Rena Beth Smith

Per Hal Eaton - Lemoyne Hazard, a local garage owner and deputy sheriff put red fish signs to promote tourists. Lemoyne published a magazine called Dreamalog and was said to have written articles and stuff. Sadly, he was killed in the line duty in 1925. Deputy Hazard was shot and killed after he and two other deputies responded to a home to investigate reports of a domestic disturbance. The suspect confronted the three deputies and opened fire with a shotgun, striking Deputy Hazard. After Deputy Hazard fell to the ground the suspect approached him and struck him in the head with the butt of the shotgun, crushing his skull.

Kris Campbell writes: Lemoyne was my Great Grandfather. My Grandma was five when he was killed in the line of duty. He was recognized by the State of California for his sacrifice about 10+ years ago in Sacramento and I was present to represent my generation. He was honored along with other peace officers who had given their lives that year. There was a movement to honor the fallen that hadn't been recognized prior to the enactment of the annual ceremony. Pinkerton agents families were also in attendance. Probababy one of the most emotional events I have ever attended. I have some pictures. He was quite the entrepreneur and fascinating man, including him installing a fish sign, some writings and of course The Montgomery Loafer. He built his house by hand and still stands off Line Street. The building where he had his garage and Dodge Brothers dealership is still there too.
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Lemoyne Hazard
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Dream-A-Log photo courtesy of Hal Eaton

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Dream-A-Log magazine courtesy of Rich McCutchan
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Santa Ana Register - 23 January 1925
DEPUTY SLAIN BY INDIAN AT BISHOP, CALIF.
Numerous Santa Ana friends of Lemoyne A. Hazard, native of San Bernardino, and chief deputy sheriff of Inyo county, were shocked this week to hear of his tragic death, the victim of a whiskey-crazed Indian, who slew him in cold blood at Bishop, several days ago.

Hazard had many friends among prominent Santa Ana people, who knew him while he was a resident of San Bernardino and who became acquainted with him while hunting and on camping trips in Inyo coounty.

He was an especial friend of the James Sleeper family of Santa Ana and on one occasion more than a year ago, rode far into the mountains to deliver a death message, refusing in every way to receive compensation for his labors.

Hazard, with R. R. Parrett, supervisor of the Indian service at Bishop, attempted to arrest an Indian named Charlie Jackson, when the man drew a rifle and shot both officers. After they had fallen, he broke the stock of his rifle over the head of the prostrate Hazard, and later a corner's jury returned a verdict of death, due more to the blows received on the head than from gunshot wounds. Parrett, although seriously wounded, will live.

Hazard was proprietor of the Hazard garage at Bishop and was prominent in Bishop city affairs. He was 46 years old.

"Mr. Hazard was a man in every sence of the word. He was well liked throughout the county, and was known to be one of the few men in Bishop who could handle the Indians when they went on a rampage. His friends were many and could be listed by the number of people he met. He was a man who ave service throughout his life and was ever faithful in the discharge of his duties. He was a splendid example of man, as he should be."

The above tribute was paid to Hazard by Claud Sleeper, of the First National bank yesterday, and it is the sentiment that has been expressed throughout Santa Ana wherever friends of Haard have learned of his tragic death.
Charlie Jackson - convicted murderer of Deputy Sheriff Lamoyne A. Hazard
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Photo and Register article courtesy of Hal Eaton

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Lemoyne A. Hazard in Death Valley - 1924
(Photo courtesy of Tales Along El Camino Sierra)

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Lemoyne A. Hazard, behind the wheel.
(Photo courtesy of Tales Along El Camino Sierra)

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Lemoyne A. Hazard erecting one of his "red fish" signs.
(Photo courtesy of Tales Along El Camino Sierra)

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Lemoyne Hazard of Bishop, with a trailer full of "Red Fish" signs, that he placed in locations as far as Western Utah to help travelers find their way along poorly marked roads. You can see one of his Red Fish decals in the front window of his car. Photo is from mid-late 19-teens. Courtesy Taylor/Hazard Family archives.
(Photo and text courtesy of Tales Along El Camino Sierra)

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Photo of one of Lemoyne Hazard's great maps found in the Visitor Guide he published and distributed during the 19-teens and '20s. If you have ever wondered where an old-no longer in existence Bishop business was located, you may be able to find it here. Courtesy Taylor/Hazard family archives.
(Photo and text courtesy of Tales Along El Camino Sierra)

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Lemoyne A. Hazard service station in Bishop.
(Photo courtesy of Tales Along El Camino Sierra)

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Lemoyne A. Hazard service station in Bishop.
(Photo courtesy of Tales Along El Camino Sierra)

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Sheep en route to market in Bishop, CA.
(Photo courtesy of Rich McCutchan)


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 "Neither Water Nor Grass -- Nothing"
by W. Storrs Lee


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ice cream

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 "Manhunt on in Owens Valley"
Asa Kline seriously injured on the Fred Eaton Ranch in Long Valley
(Courtesy of Hal Eaton)

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duseys

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Stacking alfalfa hay in Owens Valley
(Photo courtesy of Rich McCutchan)

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Van Fleet family photo courtesy of Carol Van Fleet Viscarra from Greenville, CA.

 The Van Fleet family on Thanksgiving Day 1907 taken at the town of Laws.
 VanFleet family

Back row (L to R): Eli Biglow (neighbor), Allen Ebenezer Conrad Van Fleet - hereafter referred to as AEC (This is Carol Van Fleet Viscarra's great great grandfather. He had 7 children), Charles Van Fleet (son of AEC), Sam Brown (neighbor), Allie VanFleet (son of AEC), William Powers (Grandma Leota's father), George W. Carpenter (with Harriet McKellips in his arms), Allen Powers (Grandma Leota's brother, son of William and Alzina Powers), John Liedy (married to Ella Van Fleet. Ella and Viney are daughters of AEC.), Arthur Bell (Ruby Bell in his arms), Harry Miller

Second row (L to R): Edwin Bell, Alonzo I. McKellips (husband to Aunt Myrtle Powers. Daughter of William and Alzina Powers), Ella Liedy (daughter of AEC), Hattie Van Fleet (daughter of AEC), Sephroni Ellen Hopkins Van Fleet (wife of AEC), Alzina Powers (wife of William Powers), Melva Powers Carpenter (daughter of William & Alzina Powers), Jessie Bell, Myrtle Powers McKellips (daughter of William & Alzina Powers), Effie Brown Powers (wife of Allen Powers), Andrew Jackson Van Fleet (son of AEC and Carol's great grandfather)

Third row (L to R): Syble Powers (daughter of Allen Powers), Vena McKellips (aunt Myrtle's daughter), Joe Liedy (son of John & Ella VanFleet Liedy), Tula Humpherie, Mamie Biglow (wife of neighbor Eli Biglow), Nora Powers (daughter of William & Alzina Powers), Sylvia Irene McKellips (daughter of aunt Myrtle), Mae Carpenter (daughter of aunt Melvie), Leota Powers Van Fleet (wife of Andrew Van Fleet, daughter of William & Alzina Powers. This is Carol's great grandmother), Fred Bell

Front row (L to R): Alfred Powers (son of Allen Powers), Rae Carpenter (aunt Melvie's daughter), Gladys Van Fleet (daughter of Andrew & Leota Van Fleet), Haymond Allen VanFleet (son of Andrew & Leota Van Fleet - This is Carol's grandfather), Giorgia Carpenter (daughter of aunt Melvie), Izara McKellips (daughter of aunt Myrtle), Inez McKellips (daughter of aunt Myrtle - Izara & Inez are twins), Etta McKellips (daughter of aunt Myrtle), Ellen Carpenter (daughter of aunt Melvie), Robert Bell, Lorenzo L. McKellips (son of aunt Myrtle)


Van Fleet Family Highlights

In this photograph is Carol Viscarra's great great grandfather - Allen Ebenezer Van Fleet. Allen built the first cabin on the Owens river in 1861. He was actively involved and wounded in the Owens Valley Indian War. The Van Fleets were pioneers in the cattle and sheep industry in Owens Valley until Los Angeles robbed Owens Valley of its most precious resource - water. Because of this, the VanFleets fled Owens Valley and relocated in the Mason Valley of Nevada.

When Allen Ebenezer Conrad Van Fleet arrived in the Owens Valley in 1861, he and three other men drove a herd of cattle into Owens Valley from Mason Valley Nevada. It was this herd of cattle that were such an attraction to the native peoples of the Owens Valley. incidents of stealing cattle were key in setting off the Owens Valley Indian War in 1861 - 1863. Van Fleet took an Indian arrow in the chest during the Indian Wars. He was successful in removing the shaft but the arrow head remained in his chest for life. It floated around and many doctors wanted to remove it, but he always refused, and took it with him to the grave.

An interesting note is that after the Van Fleet family and other pioneer families relocated to the Mason Valley of Nevada they had an annual picnic on the West Walker River in the Mason Valley. They called it "The Owens Valley Picnic." All old friends and neighbors that had relocated to this area in Nevada from Owens Valley were invited and attended and it became an annual reunion.

Carol Van Fleet Viscarra

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Mike Sherk writes:

I'm descended from Cyrus Haymond Powers > William Haymond Powers > William Allen Powers. William Allen married Effie May Brown, and their daughter Sybil is my great grandmother.

Effie May (maiden name Brown) Powers was the child of John Wesley Brown and Louisa Osborn Brown, who came west sometime during the 1870s. They were listed in the 1880 Census as residing in Cedar Butte, Idaho, although they may have been traveling through on their way to California or Oregon. My 2nd great grandmother Effie was born in Idaho at right around the same time that the Census was taken.

One correction to one of the photos on your site: in the 1907 Powers family Thanksgiving reunion photo, the caption reads that the man in the back row (fourth from the left) is "Sam Brown, a neighbor". I am about 99.9% certain that this man is actually John Wesley Brown, Effie May Brown Powers' father (and my 3rd great grandfather). I'll attach a photo comparing the man in the reunion photo with a verified picture of JW Brown.

November 13, 2020


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Bishop panorama - circa 1910
(Panorama by West Coast Art Company, courtesy of the Library of Congress American Memory Project)



 

 "North of Bishop"
by Russ Leadabrand

 


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 Main street Bishop circa 1885.
(A.A. Forbes photo)

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 Main street Bishop circa 1900.
(A. A. Forbes photo)



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Bishop Academy Graduating Class of 1894
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Main Street Bishop
(photocard courtesy of Bob Pilatos)


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Tro-County Hostesses
L/R: Sandra Herron, Mary Miller, Linda Currie
(photocard courtesy of Rodney Dominguez)
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Tri-County Hostesses
L/R: Mary Millner, Sandra Herron, Linda Currie
(photocard courtesy of Hal Eaton)

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Inyo Lumber Company, Bishop
(Inyo County Sesquicentennial image)
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Inyo Lumber Company, Bishop
(Joel Hampton photo)

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Inyo Lumber Company, Bishop, CA
(Joel Hampton photo)
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Inyo Lumber Company - Bishop, CA
(Photo courtesy of Mike Lueders)


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Mill Pond / Inyo Lumber Company photos courtesy of Barry Stein Archives
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Inyo Lumber Company trucks
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Inyo Lumber Company in Bishop, CA

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L/R: ?, Ann Moffett, Bill Moffett

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Inyo Lumber Company trucks

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Inyo Lumber Company trucks

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Front of the sawmill office
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L/R: Red Baetge, Allan Skiles, Curly Abbot

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Folks in the retail yard
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Inyo Lumber Company operations

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L/R: Al Goldstein, Ben Stein

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Woods Camp

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Woods Camp

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Inyo Lumber Company operations

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Inyo Lumber Company employees - circa 1956- 1957
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Bill Dark's dad packing in Evolution Creek - 1935
(Bill Dark photo)

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Mt. Tom and Bishop, CA
(Inyo County Sesquicentennial image)

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Bishop Fair and Rodeo
(Photo courtesy Bob Pilatos)

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Fraser's Photos
(Inyo County Sesquicentennial image)

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Mac's Sporting Goods
(Photo courtesy Bob Pilatos)
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Brock's Sporting Goods
(Photo courtesy Bob Pilatos)
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Pilot's license issued to W. G. Watterson by Orville Wright in 1925
Tony writes: My great uncle Whittier Watterson, who was born in Bishop in 1899.


(Photo courtesy Tony Milici)

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Photos courtesy of Rich McCutchan Archives

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Sharpening one of the saw blades used at the Inyo Lumber Company operations outside of Bishop, CA.

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Inyo Lumber Company operations outside of Bishop, CA.

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Inyo Lumber Company operations outside of Bishop, CA.
L/R: ?, Bill Moffett

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Inyo Lumber Company operations outside of Bishop, CA.
L/R: ?, Ann Moffett, Bill Moffett

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Inyo Lumber Company operations outside of Bishop, CA.

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Photos courtesy of Charles Croninger Archives
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Charles Croninger's bus in Bishop in 1922 in front of the Istalia Hotel
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Charles Croninger's bus in Bishop in 1922 in front of the Istalia Hotel

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Here is the third photo I have - a closeup of the bus with my father (Charles L. Croninger age 21) on the right
with his uncle Ed Reed who perhaps was the operator of the bus.

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Images gleaned off of Ebay
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The Barlow Family children.

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The Red Front Token - Bishop, CA

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Main Street Bishop, CA

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Bishop Motel - Bishop, CA

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Royal Inn - Bishop, CA

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Royal Inn - Bishop, CA

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The Elms Motel - Bishop, CA
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Frasher Foto - Bishop, CA

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Bishop Local Rodeo button - 1974

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Bishop Local Rodeo button - 1956
(Button photo courtesy Rob Pearce)


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Bishop's first sugar beet harvest.
(Photocard courtesy Tom Bopp)
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Bishop, CA - early 1900s

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Main Street - Bishop, CA

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Photocards courtesy of Rich McCutchan

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Butler hay ranch near Bishop - circa 1918
Less Cline in a corn field with his foot on the shovel digging fish worms.

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East Line Street - Bishop, CA

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Bishop Union High School football team - 1915
Click here for player identification and season record

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Stock trail to Palisade Glacier

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Mary Rozette Prutzman-Forbes and Andrew A. Forbes

Andrew A. Forbes -
Photographer of the Owens Valley Paiute

by Jon Bosak
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Interior of Glacier Lodge

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Tony's cabin destroyed by Big Pine Creek flood.

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Big Pine Creek bridge

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Black Canyon Gold Mining Company

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Bishop - July 4th, 1908 celebration

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Masquerade ball at the Bulpitt's house in Bishop - February 22, 1910

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Bishop prohibition parade - 1910 or 1911

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Bishop prohibition parade - 1910 or 1911

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Bishop prohibition parade - 1910 or 1911

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Bishop prohibition parade - 1910 or 1911

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On the road in Bishop, CA

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Bishop fire house and library

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Bishop, CA - 1913 Harvest Festival

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Bishop, CA - 1912 Harvest Festival

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Bishop, CA - Coronation of the queen of the Harvest Festival

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Bishop, CA - 1912 Harvest Festival

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Laws School, First Prize at the Bishop, CA - 1912 Harvest Festival

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Women of Woodcraft at the Bishop, CA - 1913 Harvest Festival

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Bishop, CA - 1912 Harvest Festival

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Bishop Harvest Festival - the Queens auto - 1913

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Bishop, CA - 1916 Harvest Festival

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Bishop, CA - 1912 Harvest Festival

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Bishop, CA

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Bishop, CA - Harvest Festival

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Inyo County Fair in Bishop, CA - October 15th, 1908

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Grammar School - Bishop, CA

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Bishop, CA residents

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Bishop, CA - typical cowboy

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Main Street after a snowfall - Bishop, CA

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Acme Dairy wagon - Main Street Bishop after the snowfall of 1916 - Bishop, CA

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Bishop, CA after the snowfall of 1916

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First Church of Christ Scientist after the snowfall of 1916 - Bishop, CA

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Inyo County Bank after a snowfall - Bishop, CA

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Main Street after three feet of snowfall in 1916 - Bishop, CA

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Main Street after snowfall - Bishop, CA

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Main Street Bishop, CA after the snowfall of 1933

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Main Street Bishop, CA after the snowfall of 1933

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Main Street Bishop, CA after the snowfall of 1933

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Clearing the streets of Bishop, CA after the snowfall of 1933

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Main Street Bishop, CA after the snowfall of 1933

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Bishop, CA after the snowfall of 1933
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Photograph courtesy Loyola Marymount University, William H. Hannon Library,
J. D. Black Collection
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Bishop, CA after the snowfall of 1933
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Photograph courtesy Loyola Marymount University, William H. Hannon Library,
J. D. Black Collection
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Main Street after snowfall - Bishop, CA

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Main Street Bishop, CA

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Main Street Bishop, CA after the snowfall of 1933

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Bishop, CA - High School

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Sunland School - Bishop, CA

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Playground of Bishop public school - Bishop, CA

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School - Bishop, CA

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C. C. Circus - Bishop, CA - June 1914
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Photo courtesy of Pam Milligan Vaughan - Photo from her aunt Dorothy Moxley's Photo Album
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January 1933 snow storm
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January 1933 snow storm

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January 1933 snow storm - Pam's uncle Charles "Kid" Partridge, Jr. on the left

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January 1933 snow storm

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January 1933 snow storm

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January 1933 snow storm

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January 1933 snow storm - the Bulpitt residence

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January 1933 snow storm

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January 1933 snow storm

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Three fellows cutting wood. The back of the Bishop theater is in the upper right. 1910
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W. A. Chalfant's sister - Emma

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The Watterson Brother's garage on corner Fowler and Academy Avenue in Bishop, CA

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Hartshorn and Thomas blacksmith shop in Bishop, CA - circa 1930
(Photo courtesy of Inyo County Sesquicentennial)


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Allie McGee - Inyo County Pioneer

Donna Anderson writes: Despite how the name is spelled on the photo, I think this is Alney Taylor McGee, my 3rd great grandfather. I show that he lived in Round Valley for a while but also lived in Benton. I show his death in Mono County. He lived from 1810 - 1876. He had a son named Alney Lee McGee (1844-1916). This might be a photo of the son.

Hal Eaton writes: Newspapers say the son was called "Allie." He actually died in Santa Monica but was buried in Bishop. He was just visiting my grandfather's wife's family in Santa Monica when he suddenly took ill. The Allie McGee and Lloyd Summers family spent the winter of 1915/16 probably renting house on the bluffs in Santa Monica on Ocean Avenue where Allie died of heart failure in 1916. A bit of trivia but the house itself was moved to the lower part of town and restored and is now the California Heritage Museum. George Louis Garrigues (1926-1997) family genealogy Alney Lee McGee: Pioneer, Indian fighter, cattleman : a sketch of the McGee families in America, 1716-1980 is really excellent which includes copies of many of the newspaper items. He extends an 8 page typescript of the family by Eva Yaney.

(Photo courtesy Rich McCutchan archives)


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Photographs courtesy Loyola Marymount University, William H. Hannon Library,
J. D. Black Collection

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Entrance to the dining room of Parcher's Rainbow Camp, Bishop Creek - Bishop, CA

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Black's Cash Store - Bishop, CA

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Threshing operation - Bishop, CA

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owens valley herald
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Bishop fair grounds - Bishop, CA

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Fred Eaton - Prominent person in the construction of the
Los Angeles aqueduct
(Photo courtesy of The Huntington Digital Library)

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Photo courtesy of the California Transportation Library Digital Collection
1912 - Pasear Tour folks resting by an Inyo County stream
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Pasear Tour folks resting by an Inyo County stream - 1912
(Click here for a close-up of the group of people)


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Inyo County Trout - 1912
A word about the Pasear Tour - Inyo Good Roads Club
This collection consists of the photographs taken of the 1912 California Pasear Tour by the McCurry Foto Company of Sacramento. The Pasear Tour was organized as part of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. Anticipating the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914, in 1911 the United States Congress decided the best way to celebrate would be to hold a world fair, and designated San Francisco as the host city for this exposition. There was an immediate flood of inquiries from all over the country, as to how to best see California by motor car. The Inyo County Good Roads Club proposed that a statewide tourist route be mapped, called the Pasear Tour, that would "present to the tourist the sublimity of the ocean, the desolation of the desert, the grandeur of the Sierras, and the fertility of the valleys." The route would cover three of the principal roads: El Camino Real (San Francisco to San Diego); El Camino Sierra (Los Angeles to Lake Tahoe); and El Camino Capital (Lake Tahoe to San Francisco). The Inyo proposal received support and sponsorship from the American Automobile Association, California Governor Hiram Johnson, the Studebaker Corporation and the California Highway Commission, among others. Maps were produced and the inaugural tour took place in 1912. The motorists consisted of Inyo Good Roads Club members, sponsor representatives and newspaper correspondents. The McCurry Foto Company went along with the caravan of Studebaker E-M-F automobiles and documented the journey in photographs. The tourists embarked from the Palace Hotel in San Francisco on June 10, 1912 and followed El Camino Real south (roughly current US 101/Interstate 5 routes) through Los Angeles to San Diego/Tijuana and then back to Los Angeles. The caravan then took the El Camino Sierra route (now roughly Highways 99 and 395), through the desert country and north up the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada to Lake Tahoe. The tour then pursued the El Camino Capital route (now US 50/Interstate 80), completing the 2,000 mile loop at the Palace Hotel on July 9, 1912.


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1957 - Inyo-Mono Fishing and Vacation Guide Map
(Mapy courtesy of Hal Eaton)


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