Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Images of America Series)

Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra (Images of America Series)

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by Gena Philibert-Ortega
     
 


California's Eastern Sierra region, encompassing Inyo and Mono Counties, is a paradise of striking contrasts and beauty. Early settlers came to this area--now known chiefly for recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, and skiing--for its mining and agricultural prospects. Towns like Bodie, Lundy, and Keeler rose with the promise of quick riches but failed…  See more details below

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California's Eastern Sierra region, encompassing Inyo and Mono Counties, is a paradise of striking contrasts and beauty. Early settlers came to this area--now known chiefly for recreational activities such as fishing, hiking, and skiing--for its mining and agricultural prospects. Towns like Bodie, Lundy, and Keeler rose with the promise of quick riches but failed when the promise dimmed. Throughout this unique landscape are sprinkled the poignant resting

places of early pioneers. Reflecting the diversity of the natural setting, the area's cemeteries range from the Mono County Cemetery overlooking Mono Lake to the overgrown cemetery at the Civil War-era Fort Independence to the garden cemeteries of Bishop. The

monuments in these cemeteries, along with the beautiful country that surrounds them, honor the men and women who once carved lives out of this rugged wilderness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738547862
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/22/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,396,741
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author


Author Gena Philibert-Ortega, a genealogist interested in the history of the West, conducts family history research, presents lectures, and writes for genealogical publications. Using photographs from the archives of local museums and libraries, as well as from private collections, she illustrates the history of the cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra, showcasing some of California's little-known historic treasures.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderfully written and researched book! The photography is phenomenal and the historical anecdotes are informative and clever! A must for history buffs and those interested in the Owens Valley/Eastern Sierra region. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!