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Celebrations on the completion of the trail to the summit of Mt. Whitney in 1930
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Celebration upon completion of the trail to the summit of Mt. Whitney
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Celebration upon completion of the trail to the summit of Mt. Whitney
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Riders on their way to the summit of the newly compete Mt. Whitney trail.

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NPS trail crew - 1929 - foreman Banks front row, right

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Mt. Whitney trail construction crew at work at 13,900' elevation - 1929

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Trail switchbacks on the way to the summit of Mt. Whtiney

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National Park Service groups on the summit of Mt. Whitney
Norman Clyde in the lower left.
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L/R: Horace Albright, Col. John R. White on summit of Mt. Whitney

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Ceremony on the summit of Mt. Whitney - National Park Service groups

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Ceremony on the summit of Mt. Whitney - National Park Service groups
Norman Clyde in the front row just to the right of the White horse

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Ceremony on the summit of Mt. Whitney - National Park Service groups

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Ceremony on the summit of Mt. Whitney - National Park Service groups

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National Park Service personnel
L/R: Foreman Banks, Engineer Diehl

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Unidentified person on the Mt. Whitney trail construction - 1929

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NPS groups on the summit of Mt. Whitney
Horace Albright on the right side waving

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Edwin Booth traversing snowfield on the back side of Mt. Whitney - 1934

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Ceremony on the summit of Mt. Whitney - Horice Albright (right front)
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L/R: NPS Groups, Director Albright, John Diehl, Engineer, Col. White, Supt., Foreman F.E. Banks, Supervisor Roy Boothe, Inyo N.F., CHief Enginer Kittredge on the summit of Mt. Whitney
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L/R: NPS Groups, F.A. Kittredge, H.M. Albright, Roy Boothe, Inyo National Forest, Col. White, Merle Levoy, ?. - on the summit of Mt. Whitney - 1930n
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Col. John R. White with Supt. of Inyo National Fores on the summit of Mt. Whitney

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Riders on their way to the summit of the newly compete Mt. Whitney trail.

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Riders on their way to the summit of the newly compete Mt. Whitney trail.

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Horace Albright, director of the National Park Service on
the summit of Mt. Whitney
(Photo courtesy of the National Park Service)


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Horace Albright, director of the National Park Service on
the summit of Mt. Whitney
(Photo courtesy of the National Park Service)

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L/R: Lee Summer, Dorothy Summers, Arch Mahan, Clyde Pearson - Eastern High Sierra Packers' Association

Jen Roeser writes: Lee owned Mammoth Lakes pack outfit. Arch owned Reds Meadow. This is likely one of the Sports Shows. The Inyo Mono Sport Show Committee (which Blake Jones is known to have launched) worked with the Eastern High Sierra Packers association (which as you know was launched by Ike Livermore) to take large booths to a few annual Sports and Vacation shows in Northern and Southern California. The booths represented both Counties, were mostly staffed by packers and other business owners in the Eastern Sierra. We took brochures from 100’s of businesses and until the early ‘90’s took a horse and a mule to demonstrate packing and draw interest. It is an amazing part of the Eastern Sierra Story. Started sometime in the late ‘40’s or early ‘50’s I think.

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Ross Dollarhide on "Grave Digger"

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During a lull in the shooting of Warner Brothers production, Springfield Rifle, part of the cast and crew are entertained by Fess Parker, one of the actors. Seen here are Cinematographer Ed DuFar, star Gary Cooper, Director Andre DeToth and Parker. Sitting on a rock in the background is featured player Lon Chaney.

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Mt. Whitney Pack Trains - Bruce Morgan
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Another of my all time classic movies filmed in the Owens Valley Desert east of Lone Pine. 1955's "Bad Day at Black Rock." This is, I think, the only time a train featuring the SP broad gauge was filmed in the area.

Featured in the photo are Anne Francis and John Ericson strolling along the streets of an entire town built entirely for the production of this film

Stars included Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger, Walter Brennan, John Erickson, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Russell Collins and Walter Sande. What an awesome cast.

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June 2, 1936 - Whitney Portal Road.

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Lone Pine Lumber - Owned by the Henderson Family
Read the SAWDUST magazine published by Lone Pine Lumber

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The summit of Mt. Whitney

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Barbecue at Whitney Portal dedication - May 31, 1936

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Governor Frank Merriam stirs at pot of beans at Whitney Portal dedication -
May 31, 1936

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Whitney Portal dedication - May 31, 1936

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Barbecue at Whitney Portal dedication - May 31, 1936

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ECW Camp - July, 1933

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Scenes from 1951's "Rawhide." With Tyrone Power (1), Susan Hayward (2) and Jack Elam (3). One of my favorite westerns completely filmed in Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills.
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Scenes from 1951's "Rawhide." With Tyrone Power - Susan Hayward

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Scenes from 1951's "Rawhide." With Tyrone Power

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Scenes from 1951's "Rawhide." With Tyrone Power and Jack Elam

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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer - starring Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Sir Guy Standing, C. Aubrey Smith, Monte Blue and Kathleen Burke - 1935

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Alabama Hills movie set. Clarice Murphy (as a girl of the Andes) takes a sunbath -
06-06-1947

The movie set site TODAY.

"Tycoon" - starring John Wayne, Laraine Day, Cedric Hardwicke, Judith Anderson, James Gleason, Anthony Quinn, Grant Withers, Paul Fix and a host of others including Clarice Murphy.

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Scenes from 1951's "Rawhide." With Tyrone Power (1), Susan Hayward (2) and Jack Elam (3). One of my favorite westerns completely filmed in Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills.

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Warner Brothers - The Charge of the Light Brigade - 1936
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Square Deal Garage - Lone Pine, CA

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Square Deal Garage - Lone Pine, CA

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Group of Mt. Whitney hikers

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Hikers climbing up a snow-covered chute on their way to the summit of Mt. Whitney.

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Home Deal Garage distance marker - Lone Pine, CA
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Hikers climbing up a snow-covered chute on their way to the summit of Mt. Whitney.

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new 01/21
Photos courtesy of Rick Olson
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Santa Rosa Church when it was on Main Street - Lone Pine, CA

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Santa Rosa Church - Lone Pine, CA

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The first Dowl Hotel - Lone Pine, CA

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Whitney Portal Road, 1940 - Lone Pine, CA
(Photo courtesy of eBay)
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Whitney Portal Road, 1940 - Lone Pine, CA
(Photo courtesy of eBay)

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Horseback riders on their way to the summit of Mt. Whtiney - before the days of the Whitney Portal Road - one Pine, CA
(Members of the Frasher party)
(Photo courtesy of eBay)

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Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery
(Photos courtesy of Ray DeLea)
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Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery - circa 1900

(Photo courtesy of USC Libraries Special Collections)
 

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Lone Pine Theatre advertisement - circa 1938
(Advertisement courtesy of Rick Olson)
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Racket Busters - 1938
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I am the Law - 1938
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Penrod's Double Trouble - 1938

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Lone Pine Theatre advertisement - circa 1957
(Advertisement courtesy of Rick Olson)
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Lone Pine Theatre advertisement - circa 1959
(Advertisement courtesy of Rick Olson)

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Lone Pine Theatre advertisement - circa 1958
(Advertisement courtesy of Rick Olson)

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Lone Pine Theatre advertisement - circa 1941
(Advertisement courtesy of Rick Olson)

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Lone Pine Theatre advertisement - circa 1957
(Advertisement courtesy of Rick Olson)

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Lone Pine Theatre advertisement - circa 1930
(Advertisement courtesy of Rick Olson)

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Mural on the side of a building in Lone Pine, CA - 2021
(Photo courtesy Ray DeLea)

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