Mono County Points of Interest

Bronze Bear Outpost in Lee Vining 18 February 2007
Look for the huge bronze bear...
Nicelys Restaurant in Lee Vining 23 June 2009
...and Nicely's restaurant.
California Historic Point of Interest: Lee Vining 18 February 2007
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Lee Vining
US 395 Between 3rd and 4th Streets
Lee Vining

Lee Vining

The name of this community honors LeRoy Vining. In 1852 Lt. Tredwell Moore and soldiers of the 2nd Infantry pursued Indians of Chief Tenaya's tribe from Yosemite across the Sierra via Bloody Canyon. They took back mineral samples and a prospecting party was organized. In this group were the Vinings, Lee & Dick, who established a camp at what is now Lee Vining Creek.

Plaque dedicated September 8, 1979

Bodie Chapter of E Clampus Vitus

The Lee Vining marker is in the parking lot between Bronze Bear Outpost and Nicely's Restaurant.

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