San Francis Ranch
California State Historic Landmark 208
#208 San Francis Ranch
In 1861, Samuel A. Bishop, his wife and party left Fort Tejon for the Owens Valley
driving 650 head of stock. On August 22, Bishop reached a creek later named for him and southwest
of this spot, established San Francis Ranch. There a peace treaty was signed by the settlers and
the chiefs of the Paiute indians.
Nothing remains of this site.
NE corner of intersection of Red Hill Rd and Hwy 168, 3 mi SW of Bishop.
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