"My Owens Valley"

All photos are courtsey of Ray DeLea ("The Pigmy Packer") unless otherwise noted.
All photographs are copyright Ray DeLea
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The following are photographs I have taken in and around Owens Valley.
More of my Owens Valley photographs can be found on FLICKR.



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Old building by the Keeler swimming pool

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Old gas station in Keeler
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Keeler swimming pool

(Leilauni Holtz writes: You have this posted but bet you didn't know my Grandfather, George Woods worked for NSP and he and several other men dug this pool with pick and shovel. March 2016)


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Advertisement on side of an old wall in Keeler
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Sign on Post Office in Keeler
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Abandoned building in Keeler
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Old Carson & Colorado train depot in Keeler
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Old Carson & Colorado train depot in Keeler

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cerro gordo
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Cerro Gordo
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Cerro Gordo

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Cerro Gordo

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Cerro Gordo road sign near Keeler
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View from the Yellow Grade Road into Cerro Gordo looking west

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Cerro Gordo

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American Hotel sign at Cerro Gordo

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Interior of the American Hotel - Photographer Unknown

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The American Hotel in Cerro Gordo

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View from the road leaving Cerro Gordo looking northeast

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View from the Yellow Grade Road into Cerro Gordo looking west towards the Sierra Nevada Mountains

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View from the Yellow Grade Road into Cerro Gordo looking west towards the Sierra Nevada Mountains
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View from the road into Cerro Gordo looking west towards the mining town of Cerro Gordo

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Cerro Gordo

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lone pine
whitney porta road

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Mt. Whitney from the Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, CA

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Alabama Hills just outside of Lone Pine, CA.
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Mural on the side of the Lone Pine Film History Museum
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Sierra Nevada from Lubken Canyon Road

Sierra Nevada from the western end of Lubken Canyon

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Panorama of the Sierra Nevada from the east side of Owens River in the Lone Pine vicinity

dow villa motel
Motel Dow Villa sign
frosty chalet
Frosty Chalet sign

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The Mt Whitney Cafe in Lone Pine
Lone Pine

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North Entrance to Lone Pine on Highway 395
joseph's market
Joseph's Market sign

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Lone Pine Mural
forum theatre
Lone Pine Forum Theater
bonanza restaurant
The Bonanza Family Restaurant sign
fire engine
Lone Pine Fire Department
totem cafe
Totem Cafe in Lone Pine
(Sun-facing side of the sign)
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Sierra Nevada from the Owenyo Road east of Lone Pine

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Mural on building in Lone Pine

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Mt. Whitney from the Alabama Hills

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Mural on building in Lone Pine
1938 Lincoln Zepheyr, Driver - 3 Time Indy 500 Winner, Louis Meyer 1930s
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LLoyd's of Lone Pine sign
T he place were I spent most of my summer wages
while packing for Mt. Whitney Pack Trains
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Church of the Nazarene in Lone Pine
The place were I embarassed Norman Jefferson at a Wycliff missionary
lecture and a great adventure began for me.

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Mural on building in Lone Pine
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Death Valley 20-mule team, driver Johnny O'Keefe
Mural on building in Lone Pine
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Mural on building in Lone Pine
Driver, Ollie Dearborn - Riding Shotgun, Governor Frank Merriam

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Lone Pine Station on the abandoned Southern Pacific RR
just outside of Lone Pine
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Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery


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Lone Pine Pioneer Cemetery


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Lone Pine Cemetery - Barbara Ann Jefferson

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Lone Pine Cemetery - Thomas Norman Jefferson
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Lone Pine - Mt. Whitney Wood Works

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Lone Pine Hotel
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Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce

tuttle creek ashram

Tuttle Creek Franklin Merrell-Wolff Ashram
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Alabama Hills Cafe Sign
Edward Richard photo, photoshopped by the Pigmy Packer

 


carroll creek trail
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Sierra Nevada from the Owenyo Road east of Lone Pine

horseshoe meadow panorama

Horseshoe Meadow panorama taken from Cottonwood Pass in the Sierra Nevada


tommy and barbaras house
Tommy & Barbara Jefferson's former house on 615 East Inyo St. in Lone Pine.
Many a packer slept on their lawn in the heat of the summer.
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Intersection of Inyo St. and Lake View St.
moffat ranch
Intersection of Movie Road and Moffat Ranch Road at Moffat Ranch
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Alabama Hills

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Moffat Ranch - Where Mt. Whitney Pack Trains wintered stock and where many westerns were filmed.
owenyo road
Along Owenyo Road east of Lone Pine

carson & colorado rr grade

Looking north on the old Carson and Colorado Railroad Grade just off of
Owenyo Road east of Lone Pine
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Moffat Ranch

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Moffat Ranch

 

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The Sierra Nevada from Manzanar
 


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Reconstructed guard tower at Manzanar Camp Historical Site - March 2011

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Reconstructed guard tower at Manzanar Camp Historical Site - March 2011
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Rock Garden and pond at Manzanar Camp

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Reconstructed detention barracks at Manzanar Camp Historical Site
March 2011

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Trees blooming at Manzanar Camp - March 2011



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Original trees blooming at Manzanar Camp - 2011
After 66 years of abandon, water is finally bring these trees back to life through the camp area.
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Blue Star Memorial Highway sign.
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Manzanar Camp, Independence, CA

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Reconstructed guard tower at Manzanar
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One of the restored garden/pools at Manzanar
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One of the restored garden/pools at Manzanar

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Owens River at the Manzanar Reward Road crossing
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Owens River at the Manzanar Reward Road crossing

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Off of the Manzanar Reward Road on a stormy July day.

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independence
Locomotive restoration
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california eastern museum

mary austin home

Mary Austin home in Independence, CA
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Pines Cafe in Independence
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Mary Austin home in Independence, CA
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Inyo County court house in Independence
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Winnedumah Hotel in Independence - closed in 2014
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Winnedumah Hotel in Independence grand reopening in 2015

mt whitney fish hatchery

Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery near Independence, CA
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Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery near Independence, CA


Cardinal Mt. Panorama
Owens Valley High Sierra Panorama between Independence and Big Pine

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