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saga of inyo county
saga of inyo county

Text and Photos courtesy of
Southern Inyo American Association of Retired Persons
unless otherwise noted


See USE NOTICE on Home Page.

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macmurry family
The McMurry Family of Big Pine, CA - about 1913 on the old McMurry Ranch


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John Glen (Mono John) - 1825 - 1910

Andrew Glen - 1878 - 1973

Little Lake Hotel - 1860 - 1977

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The Famous Snow Storm of 1865
by T. E. Jones
During the night we had a snow storm. About ten inches of the beautiful stuff fell. This storm reminds us of a still more beautiful one which we experienced in this Valley just twenty­one years ago.

Owens Valley then was something of a wilderness, nor were the noble red men angelic or lovable. At the time referred to, January 1865, this scribbler struck camp one cold, raw day at Jim Probasco's, on the banks of Owens River. On account of scarcity of wood and food, and worst of all, because Jim was out of tobacco, both of us rolled into bed quite early. Under the blankets we built airy castles, the future loomed up greatly before us, "Yes", said Jim, just before dropping into a snore, "the winters are very mild, it never snows in this Owens River country". In another moment Jim was snoringly in the Arms of Morpheus.

Next morning, he was up before daylight, rushed to the door, and suddenly, like a Comanche, yelled, "Wake up, the snow is belly deep." The other snoozer endeavored to convince him that he was perpetrating a joke, or dreaining, because "It never snows in Owens Valley." Nevertheless, the beautiful fact remained. Snow had fallen during the night to the depth of twenty-six inches. The shanty was then eagerly prospected for supplies, which resulted in the discovery that there was only a small quantity of beans. So, for some little time, our sumptuous repast at the Hotel de Probasco consisted of beans, straight.

Probasco and Westerville bached it for many years together. Both are dead. Our famous snowstorms, few and far between, come and pass away, and in the interval many an old pioneer drops, the remaining ones are turning gray, while some are tottering to the grave. They will soon experience their last storm, yet courage does not forsake them. With the great Frenchman Victor Hugo, they exclaim "Although the snows of many winters are on my head, eternal Spring is in my heart."
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Main Street Bishop, CA after the snow storm of 1916
(Photocard courtesy of Rich McCutchan)


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lone pine
1906 Lone Pine, CA


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The Social Life of Lone Pine, 1900 - 1906

Life in Big Pine, 1927 - 1940

The Olivas Family

Keeler to Mojave Stage Line

The Aqueduct

Bishop's First Minister



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Emma Louise Duval-Spear, Home Missionary

Swansea

Alonzo Brown, Olancha Pioneer

The Valley of Broken Hearts

Manzanar

Manzanar I Remember

The Beautiful Orchard, Manzanar

Manzanar

Observatory of Lone Pine

A Pioneer Record


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Henry Lenbek Family - Manzanar

John H. Lubken

The Uhlmeyer Family

Felix Philip Meysan

The Meysan Family

Early Days in Owens Valley

The Arcularius Family


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The Rossis

Russell and Katherine Spainhower - Lone Pine

The Crockers

Frank Chrysler

The Chrysler Family

Storm

Storm

Storm

Storm


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Further Reading

"Saga of Inyo County" by Southern Inyo American Association of Retired Persons - 1977
Although this book is out of print, copies are available through
Amazon.com and ABEBOOKS.com




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