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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.


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"[pdf]
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"[pdf]
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

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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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