L.A. Aqueduct Centennial 2013

Moments In Eastern Sierra History

Local Tourism

Categories: Moments In Eastern Sierra History | Posted by: L.A. Aqueduct Team

In April of 1913, just one year after the formal organization of the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, the Inyo Register printed a statement by former Governor Gillette, in which he said, “I look for the day not too far hence when Inyo will be the great attraction for tourists the world over. Open the arteries of easy entrance to this magnificent domain of…”

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Highway 395

Categories: Moments In Eastern Sierra History | Posted by: L.A. Aqueduct Team

In 1910, California voters approved a bond issue to acquire and construct a State highway system. At the insistence of the Inyo Good Road Club, the 220 miles of road between Mojave and Bridgeport was included in the first highway plan. The first work done in the Eastern Sierra was a 10-mile stretch of the Sherwin Hill wagon road.

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Who was Samuel Bishop?

Categories: Moments In Eastern Sierra History | Posted by: L.A. Aqueduct Team

Samuel Addison Bishop was born in Virginia on September 2, 1825. He headed west in search of gold in 1849, arriving in Los Angeles in October. Bishop served as an Officer in the Mariposa Indian Wars of 1851, and in 1853 found himself at the Fort Tejon Reservation, where he was the only judge of the Courts in that region.

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