Bishop California


Stock #: 639872
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Bishop
State: California (CA)
County: Inyo
Publisher: Royal Pictures
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Named for Bishop Creek, that in turn was named for Samuel Bishop, a Fort Tejon stockman who brought the first herd of cattle into Owens Valley in 1861. Bishop built two pine cabins on his St. Francis Ranch that was besieged by Paiutes.. After the establishment of Fort Independence in 1862 settlers came to the valley in increasing numbers, soon a village sprang up 3 miles northeast of Bishop's Ranch. Bishop Creek drops an average of 400 feet per mile, the back country has over 200 lakes.