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    • Rhyolite, Nevada. Bottle House

    • Gold mines and mining--Nevada--Rhyolite; Houses--Nevada--Rhyolite
    • A black-and-white photograph of a house built of 50,000 bottles in Rhyolite, Nevada, by Tom Kelly in 1906. Sign in front of house with title "The Bottle House." Posted by Paramount Pictures to record its restoration of the house in 1925 for use in...
    • Bishop, California . Motorcyclists

    • Motorcycles--20th century; Motorcyclists--California--Owens Valley; Bicycles; Bicyclists--California--Owens Valley;
    • A group of motorcyclists, along with bicyclists, are on display at an unknown location (probably Bishop) in the Owens Valley. The persons in the photograph are unknown. The mountains in the background are most likely the White Mountains. Title...
    • Center Schoolhouse. Owens Valley, California

    • School Buildings--California--Owens Valley; Outhouses;
    • Abandoned Center Schoolhouse in Owens Valley. Overturned outhouse at left. Inscription in ink on back of photograph by J. D. Black: "Abandoned Center School House (note wood-pecked holes on side walls." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Big Pine, California.  Office of the Big Pine Citizen

    • Newspaper Editors--California--Big Pine; Newspaper Publishing--California--Big Pine; Newspapers--California--Big Pine; Office Buildings--California--Big Pine; Abandoned Buildings--California--Big Pine;
    • Abandoned office of the Big Pine Citizen, the newspaper for the town of Big Pine, California. A. G. Barmore (1884-1967) was editor of the Big Pine Citizen until 1932, when he sold the newspaper. Text on back of photograph in hand of J. D....
    • John Black and Al Lynn

    • Hunting--California--Big Pine; Outdoor life--California--Big Pine; Outdoor recreation--California--Big Pine; Rifles; Shotguns; Hunting Dogs;
    • Al Lynn and John Black, with rifles (shotguns?) and bags for either shells or game on shoulders; cocker spaniel at their feet. Caption on accompanying grocer's ticket: "Father and Al Lynn go hunting." Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Bodie, California

    • Gold mines and mining--California--Bodie; Mine buildings--California--Bodie--20th century;
    • Although unidentified on the photograph, the layout of the town indicates that this mining town is Bodie, California. Tailings at left center with the Standard stamp mill in left background (white building with chute). Cluster of buildings in right...
    • Queso, Paiute Native American

    • Northern Paiute Indians; Huts--California--Owens Valley; Lean-tos--California--Owens Valley; Dogs; Poverty--California--Owens Valley;
    • An impoverished Paiute named Queso in his lean-to; to his right is a woman lying down. To his left is a dog. In the background is another shanty, perhaps a take on the traditional Paiute dwelling, the nobe. Title on lower center: Queso Piaute...
    • Camping Trip. Owens Valley, California

    • Outdoor life--California--Owens Valley; Camping--California--Owens Valley; Outdoor recreation--California--Owens Valley; Eating and drinking; Outdoor cookery; Log cabins--California--Owens Valley;
    • An unidentified man obtaining food at campsite. Campfire in left foreground. Tarp (of tent?) at right foreground. Log cabin in background. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Big Pine, California Residents

    • Northern Paiute Indians--California--Owens Valley; Chinese Americans--California--Big Pine; Buildings--California--Big Pine;
    • Back of building, probably the hotel and bar of Tom Callow, in Big Pine, California. Wooden barrels with discarded tin cans to left of porch. Inscription on back of photograph: "Top Row Mrs. Callow, Tom Callow, Bridget, and the cook. Bottom Row Ed,...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • Band of musicians in front of Alabama Gates of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Children surround musicians. Western star Tom Mix, shooting a movie in the nearby Alabama Hills, supposedly sent a band to the Gates in support of the occupiers. ...
    • Occupation of the Alabama Gates, Los Angeles Aqueduct, Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Canals--California--Owens Valley; Protest movements--California--Owens Valley;
    • Bishop, California ranchers releasing water from the Alabama Gates of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. This photograph may have been taken during the initial stages of the occupation since the water is flowing strongly. Photographer's inscription at...
    • Bishop, California. Black's Cash Store

    • Commercial buildings--California--Bishop; General stores--California--Bishop; Automobiles--California--Bishop; Streets--California--Bishop; Deer;
    • Black's Cash Store at the corner of West Line Street and Main Street (Black's Corner") in Bishop, California; view from Main Street. Unidentified man, seated on of running board of car, with doe. Other Bishop residents looking on. Inscription on...
    • Bishop, California. Blizzard of 1933

    • School Buildings--California--Bishop; Automobiles--California--Bishop; Blizzards--California--Bishop; Commercial buildings--California--Bishop; General stores--California--Bishop;
    • Black's Cash Store at the corner of West Line Street and Main Street (called Black's Corner) in Bishop, California, after the blizzard of 1933. Snow piled on streets after blizzard. Automobiles on street. Building in background with bell tower is...
    • Bishop, California. Blizzard of 1933

    • Blizzards--California--Bishop; Commercial buildings--California--Bishop; General stores--California--Bishop;
    • Black's Cash Store at the corner of West Line Street and Main Street (called Black's Corner) in Bishop, California, after the blizzard of 1933. Snow piled on streets after blizzard. Inscription on front of photograph: "1933 MAIN STREET IN FRONT OF...
    • Brush Arbor Campsite. Owens Valley, California

    • Camps--California--Owens Valley; Outdoor life--California--Owens Valley; Outdoor recreation--California--Owens Valley;
    • Brush arbor structure in center of photograph. Unidentified woman in background bending over kettle on campfire. Unidentified man at left. Tools stacked to his right. Folding stools in foreground. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Campsite of Ramon Machado  and John Black. Owens Valley, California

    • Horse-drawn vehicles; Carriages and carts; Wagons; Outdoor life--California--Owens Valley; Camping--California--Owens Valley; Outdoor recreation--California--Owens Valley; Campsites; Tents; Horses;
    • Campsite of John Black in center of photograph and a man, possibly Ramon Machado, by tent. Wagon in background. Supplies under tarp. Campsite in grove of aspen. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Campsite of Ramon Machado  and John Black. Owens Valley, California

    • Horse-drawn vehicles; Carriages and carts; Wagons; Outdoor life--California--Owens Valley; Camping--California--Owens Valley; Outdoor recreation--California--Owens Valley; Campsites; Tents; Horses;
    • Campsite, in grove of aspen, of John Black (by wagon) and a man who is possibly Ramon Machado (by tents). Supplies under tarp in center of photograph. Horse at right of photograph. Title supplied by cataloger.
    • Los Angeles Aqueduct Canal. Owens Valley, California

    • Water rights--California--Owens Valley; Water rights--California--Los Angeles; Land use, Rural--California--History; Canals--California--Owens Valley;
    • Canal part of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system in the Owens Valley operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to bring valley water to Los Angeles. The snow-capped mountains in the right background are most likely the Sierra Nevada,...
    • Candelaria, Nevada

    • Silver mines and mining--Nevada--Candelaria; Buildings--Nevada--Candelaria; Ghost towns--Nevada--Candelaria;
    • Candelaria, Nevada: Shacks, houses and roads. At upper left is the ore dump of the Northern Belle Mine. Inscription on front of photograph: "CANDELARIA NEVADA 1876." Title supplied by cataloger.

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