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Mountain Beauty

Named after Samuel Addison Bishop who arrived into Owens Valley in 1861 through Tehachapi mountains with his wife, hired hands, and livestock. He was the first white settler in the valley. He established a San Francis Ranch along the creek that was later called Bishop Creek.

Bishop grew and prospered from the need of beef for the settlers and miners. More cattle ranches settled due to the vast fertile valley of Owen Valley.

Mono Jim Peak & Mount Morrison

Mount Morrison right stands at 12268 ft elevation and named after a Benton merchant Robert Morrison, a merchant that was part of a posse that was chasing convicts from the Nevada State Penitentiary. He died near hence, Convict Lake in 1871. Mono Jim Peak 10,669 ft is on the left, he was an Native American guide who tracked the convicts and was killed also.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of wonderful shops, restaurants, & activities~
  • Cons:Hwy 395 runs thru it! Be careful~
  • In a nutshell:The Great Outdoors~
  • Last visit to Bishop: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    always happy when i get a chance to review your work and particularly the murals, which are really interesting. do not expect anyone in new york to give you their car for better pictures.

  • isolatedpawn's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Murals are amazing work of art. Instead of abusing spraying the walls (as what the bastards activists do) why not convert them to murals! Tnx

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    I love the murals, thanks for sharing :)

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2013 at 3:07 AM

    Your really good at finding towns with lovely murals! Thanks for sharing! I love them!

  • Mikebb's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    hi Dee, Certainly learning much about the American West from your pages.After sightseeing it is nice to have a fine bakery to satisfy the hunger.

  • schurlif's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    If time and my itinerary permit I might drive a few extra miles to have a look at Bishop around April 24.... great Info. yaqui, helps me a lot, I appreciate

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2010 at 3:28 AM

    A lovely town of Murals. I esp like the Kittie Lee Inn Mural.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    another great village with interesting history. not sure about that CheeZe Alley though.

  • mikelisaanna's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    We blew through Bishop about 5 years ago on our way between Yosemite and Death Valley, but didn't get a chance to spend any time there. Thanks for showing us what we missed.

  • msbrandysue's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Beautiful! And u give everyone such great information on the history of each place. :) It's so nice of you to do!


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