California Historical Landmarks in Inyo County

California Historical Landmark 811
Bishop Creek Battleground
State Route 168 and Bishop Creek Road

California Historical Landmark #811: Bishop Creek Battleground
California Historical Landmark #811: Bishop Creek Battleground
21 February 2007
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Bishop Creek Battleground

On April 6, 1862, a battle took place around this site between newly arrived citizens of the Owens River Valley and the Paiute and Shoshone Indians, original inhabitants of the land. The reason for this battle is lost in obscurity, but brave men on both sides died here for a cause which they held to be inviolate.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 811

Plaque Placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee and the Eastern California Museum Association, Inc., September 4, 1966.

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