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Mt. Whitney and Lone Pine
in the early 1900s - 2

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All photo cards on this page courtesy of Rich McCutchan archives unless otherwise noted.

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Lone Pine Grammer School - 1920's
(photo courtesy of Marlene Cieriak)

LP Grammar School 1920
Back Row (L to R): Ceclia Duarte, Marion Rich, ?, Cordila Bellas?, Mable Diaz, Anson Hancock, Walter Dodge, Corinne Chambers, Owen Goodwin, Lela Lyons, Delphina Olivas, ?, Luther Dearborn, Miss Dorothy Nielson (Teacher), Robert Wilson (McClary)

Middle Row (L to R): Robert Mason?, Russell Hancock, Paul Bagwell, Buddy Leete, Walney Walker, J.B. Billingsley, John Lubken, Leo Schoenauer, Norvil Aigner, George Burkhart,

Seated (L to R): Lavine Meysan, Normal Dodge, Elisa Brichaga, Della Butterfield, Joy Spainhower, Hazel Boyer, Thelma Morris, Margy Branson?, Vincent Bruno, Frank Laskey

NAME LIST

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Dow Hotel June 1942
 Dow Hotel



Check out the Hotel rates below.

On the pack trail to Mt. Whitney.
 Whitney trail
Before there was a Whitney Portals road there was a pack trains trail from the Owens Valley floor to the summit of Mt. Whitney. 15 miles of burning desert with little or no water to wet your lips and plenty of dust to make you wish you had some "cool clear water".

  Whitney Portals road before it was paved.

Portal road



Dow Hotel rates in June of 1942

 Single --

$1.50

and

$2.00,

with bath

$2.50

and

$3.00

 Double --

$2.50

and

$3.00,

with bath

$3.50

and

$4.00

 Twins --

$3.00

and

$3.50,

with bath

$4.00

and

$5.00

Now these are incredible hotel rates; of course, people only made $100 a week so it was "all relative" as they say!

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"Mule Packers and the Sierra Club"
by Charles Morgan


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Mt. Whitney Area

 Mt. Whitney
Before there was pavement, there was a dirt road from Lone Pine to Whitney Portal.

Shoer
Leslie Engelhart western art.

Back of Whitney 
The Western face of Mt. Whitney from the Guitar Lake area.

 R/B Kaweah
Looking west towards Red and Black Kaweah, Mt. Hitchcock and Hitchcock Lake from Trail Crest Pass, 13,777'.

 Spur

 Whitney summit
Looking south along the crest of the Sierra from the summit of Mt. Whitney.

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"Packing in the Sierra"
by Henry M. Brown

Vaquero

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Mt. Whitney area back country

 Mt. Tyndall
Looking southeast towards Mt. Tyndall (R) and Mt. Williamson (M) from Junction Pass.

 At the Gate
Leslie Engelhart western art.

Upper Rock Creek 
Looking northeast across Upper Rock Creek Lake towards the Miter Basin and Mt. Langley.

 Spur

Crabtree Mdw
Looking east across Upper Crabtree Meadows towards Mt. Young (L) and Mt. Whitney (R).

Spur 

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 signature
Packers
(Leslie Engelhart drawing)
If you are looking for some outstanding western art to compliment your home then check out Leslie's gallery.
You will not be disappointed. I am quite picky myself; and it is seldom that you will find "packers artwork"
where the packer is actually packing mules instead of horses. Not that I have anything against you horse packing
folks, it's just that on the often steep and rocky trails of the eastern Sierra Nevada you just need a
more sure footed animal.

Many thanks Leslie your artwork is heartwarming and exciting!
PS. - Leslie's dad (Lou Roeser) and her brother (Lee Roeser) owned and operated Mammoth Lakes Pack Station for many years.

 Leslie Engelhart Western Art


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Owens River near Lone Pine

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Southern Pacific Railroad bridge on the Owens River near Lone Pine

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Inside the Dow Hotel in Lone Pine
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Square Deal service station in Lone Pine

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Square Deal service station in Lone Pine

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Dow Hotel in Lone Pine

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Main Street (U.S. 395) in Lone Pine

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Dow Hotel in Lone Pine

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Main Street (U.S. 395) in Lone Pine

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Photocards courtesy of Bob Pilatos
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Square Deal Super-Service Station in Lone Pine, CA
new 07/21
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Ellis Motors Golden Trout Super-Service Statio
in Lone Pine, CA

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Ellis Motors Golden Trout Super-Service Station in Lone Pine, CA

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Main Street Lone Pine, CA
Square Deal Super-Service Station on the left and Dow Villa Hotel on the right.
 

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Square Deal Super-Service Station in Lone Pine, CA
[Photocard courtesy of Marye Roeser]


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Photographs Courtesy Rich McCutchan Archives

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Main Street Lone Pine, CA - circa 1930

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King of the Khyber Rifles movie set in the Alabama Hills - 1954

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King of the Khyber Rifles movie set in the Alabama Hills - 1954

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Main Street Lone Pine, CA - circa 1900

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Curtis Wright Flying Service "Ford Tri-Motor" airplane at Lone Pine
(Photo courtesy of Inyo County Sesquencentennial)

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L/R: Frank Lasky, Betty Jo Lasky, Ernest Owen Lasky - 1949

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Lone Pine Parade - circa 1949
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L/R: Grace Goodwin (married to Owen Goodwin), Betty Jo Lasky - 1949

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Horseback riders in the Lone Pine Parade - circa 1949

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Bruce Morgan's 20-Mule Team in the Lone Pine Parade - circa 1949

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Horseback riders in the Lone Pine Parade - circa 1949

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Lone Pine Parade - circa 1949

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Mt Whtiney Pack Trains camp at Rock Creek west of Old and New Army Passes

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Summit of Mt. Whitney, California, Mt. Whitney quadrangle, 1905, picture taken by R.B. Marshall
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U.S. Geological Survey level party in charge of R.A. Farmer, August, 1905, going up Mount Whitney, Calif. elevation 14,501 ft. Mt. Whitney quadrangle, California. Picture by Dept. of Agricutlure, Experiment Stations, Berkeley, California. Lantern slide made March, 1911

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Summit of Mt. Whitney - 1905
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Topographer on summit of Mount Whitney, California, 1905, Mount Whitney quadrangle, picutre by F. Ryany

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Guitar Lake on the west side of Mt. Whtiney - 1903

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Riders on the summit of Cirque Peak - 1907

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Mt. Whitney trail at the 12,600' level - circa 1929
(Photo courtesy of the National Park Service)


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Cottonwood Pack Station concessioner facilities on Cottonwood Creek
(Photo courtesy of the National Park Service)

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Courtesy Rick Olson
ednas coffee shop
whitney palace
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whitney palace

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new 01/21
Lone Pine photos courtesy of UCLA Digital Library Collections

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Illustrated envelope from Hugo Ballin to Mabel Ballin

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L/R: Wilfrid Cline, GlenVelzy, Chas Stavnow at the campsite near the
Cottonwood Creek power plant, Lone Pine, CA - 1918

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L/R: Wilfrid Cline, GlenVelzy, Chas Stavnow at the campsite near the
Cottonwood Creek power plant, Lone Pine, CA - 1918

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Lone Pine branch of the Inyo County Bank - CLOSED - 1927

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Lone Pine branch of the Inyo County Bank - CLOSED - 1927

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Pete Aigner filling the tank of H. H. West's Buick at the
Mt. Whitney Garage & Livery

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Mt. Whitney Garage & Livery in Lone Pine, CA - 1914

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Forrest Whitaker fixing his Willis Knight automobile while Mertie West watches and waits in Lone Pine, CA - 1930


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Mt. Whitney - July 1958
(Poto courtesy of Hal Eaton)
(U.S. National Archives Photo)


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new 06/21

map
1955 Lone Pine and Independence Map
(Courtesy California Internet Archive)

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