Mono County Points of Interest
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
The Lee Vining marker is in the parking lot between Bronze Bear Outpost and Nicely's Restaurant.