First Permanent White Habitation in Owens Valley

California State Historic Landmark 230

Plaque exists. No site exists. Landmark location.

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#230 Owensville
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 deserted.

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Intersection of Hwy 6 (PM 3.9) and Silver Canyon Rd, 4 mi NE of Bishop.

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