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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.
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:Lots of wonderful shops, restaurants, & activities~
- Cons:Hwy 395 runs thru it! Be careful~
- In a nutshell:The Great Outdoors~
The plaque reads: In August 1924 Matt Wilkenson opened the Kittie Lee Inn, which was named for his daughter. When... more travel advice
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