First Permanent White Habitation in Owens Valley
California State Historic Landmark 230
The first white man's settlement in northern Owens Valley was built here in 1861
and two years later prospectors named it Owensville. It thrived for some time but in 1864 as
mining in the White Mts. petered out the miners moved on to better diggings leaving the town
Nothing remains of this site.
Intersection of Hwy 6 (PM 3.9) and Silver Canyon Rd, 4 mi NE of Bishop.
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