Inyo County
Land of the 20-Mile Shadows
Pioneers of Eastern California

PUBLICATIONS & LIBRARIES

BOOKS, POSTERs & VIDEOTAPES

Some of the following may be out of print. 

An Explorer's Guide to Death Valley, T. Scott Bryan & Betty Tucker-Bryan

An Introduction To The Geology of Death Valley, Michael Collier, Death Valley Natural History Association, 1990

An Unnatural History of Death Valley: With reflections on theValley'svarmints, virgins, vandals and visionaries, Paul Bailey, Chalfant Press, 1978

A Traveler's Guide to Death Valley National Park, Cliff Lawson

Backpacking Death Valley, Chuck Gebhardt & Tom Willis

Bob Eichbaum's Resort and His Toll Road to Death Valley, Mary DeDecker, Sagebrush Press

Burro Bill and Me, Edna Price

Darwin, California, Robert P. Palazzo, Western Places, 1996, 80 pages

Death Valley - A Scenic Wonderland, Steven Walker & Dorothy Hiburn

Death Valley & The Amargosa, (Webmaster's Note - This is THE best researched history on Death Valley.), Richard Lingenfelter

Death Valley - Geology, Ecology, Archaeology, Charles B. Hunt, University of California Press, 1975

Death Valley Ghost Towns - Volumes I & II, Stanley Paher, each volume

Death Valley- Its Impounded Americans, (Death Valley's Japanese-American internment camp during World War II), Ralph P. "Pete" Merrit, Jr.,

Death Valley National Park - An Interpretive History, James Cornett

Death Valley Scotty By Mabel, Bessie Johnson

Death Valley Scotty - Man and Myth, Hank Johnston

Death Valley to Yosemite: Frontier Mining Camps & Ghost Towns, L. Burr Belden & Mary DeDecker,Spotted Dog Press, Inc., Bishop, CA, 1998

Desert Padre - The Life and Writings of Father John J. Crowley 1891-1940, Joan Brooks, Mesquite Press, Desert Hot Springs, 1997

Desert Shadows, (Charles Manson & his 'family' in the Death Valley area), Bob Murphy

Dr. J.R.N. Owen: Frontier Doctor & Leader of Death Valley's Camel Caravan, Jean & LeRoy Johnson, Death Valley '49ers, 1996

Exploring California Byways VI: Owens Valley Trips for a day or a weekend, Russ Leadabrand, 1972

Fifty Years In Death Valley - Memoirs of A Borax Man, Harry P. Gower, Death Valley '49ers, 1969

From This Mountain - Cerro Gordo, Robert C. Likes & Glenn R. Day, Sierra Media, Inc., Bishop, CA, 1975

Geology of The Great Basin, Bill Fiero

Goodbye, Death Valley!, L. Burr Belden (the tragic 1849 Jayhawker trek)

High Mountains & Deep Valleys - The Gold Bonanza Days, Lew & Ginny Clark, Western Trails Publications, San Luis Obispo, CA, 1978

Inside Death Valley, Chuck Gebhardt & Tom Willis

Mines of Death Valley, L. Burr Belden, La Siesta Press, 1985

Mines of The Eastern Sierra, Mary DeDecker, La Siesta Press, 1966

Mines of The Mojave, Ron & Peggy Miller, La Siesta Press, 1992

Naming The Eastern Sierra - Dirty Sock to Bloody Canyon, Marguerite Sowaal, Chalfant Press, Bishop, CA, 1985

Olancha Remembered, Wilma R. Olson, W.R. Olson, 1997

Pete Aguereberry, George Pipkin, (sheepherder turned miner Aguereberry was one of the Death Valley area's most famous prospectors)

Poster: Radeka Poster Set (Death Valley: Zabriskie Point, San Dunes & the Racetrack in b&W)

Poster: Wildflowers of The Desert, California Native Plant Society

Rhyolite - Ghost City of Golden Dreams, (Rhyolite is a Nevada ghost town just a few miles east of Death Valley's northeastern entrance), Harold & Lucille Weight

Scotty's Castle, Dorothy Shally & William Bolton

Skidoo! including Harrisburg and Emigrant Springs, Alan H. Patera and David A. Wright, Western Places, 1999, 48 pages

The Boys in The Sky-Blue Pants: The Men and Events at CampIndependence and Forts of Eastern California, Nevada & Utah1862-1877, Dorothy Clora Cragen, Pioneer Publishing Company, Fresno, CA, 1975, hardbound, 311 pages

The Great Understander: True life story of the last of the Wells Fargo Shotgun Express Messengers, compiled and published by William W. Walter, Aurora, Illinois, 1931 (out of print)

The Silver Seekers, Remi Nadeau, Crest Publishers, Santa Barbara, CA, 1999,paperback, 327 pages

Videotape: Death Valley - Life Against The Land, 40 minutes

Videotape: Death Valley Memories

Windshield Adventuring Through The Mojave Desert, Russell & Kathlynn Spencer, 1997, http://www.windshieldadventures.com 


NEWSPAPERS

Inyo Register - 450 E. Line, Bishop, (760) 873-3535, Fax: (760) 873-3591

The Sierra Reader - 180 N. Main, Big Pine, (760) 938-3458


NEWSPAPERS ON MICROFILM

(Available through interlibrary loan)

Bishop Library

210 Academy Avenue, Bishop, CA 93514, (760) 873-5122

Big Pine Citizen: January 8, 1914 - December 29, 1917

Big Pine Citizen: January 5, 1918 - December 24, 1921

Big Pine Citizen: January 7, 1922 - December 26, 1925

Big Pine Citizen: January 2, 1926 - December 28. 1929

Big Pine Citizen: January 4, 1930 - December 24, 1933

Inyo Register: April 4, 1885 - December 30, 1982

Inyo Register & Inyo Independent: January 6, 1983 - April 28, 1985

Inyo Register: May 1, 1985 - December 31, 1986

 

California State Library, Sacramento, CA

Big Pine Herald (Big Pine): September 5, 1908 - December 4, 1908

Bishop Creek Comic Sans MS: November 12, 1881 - June 3, 1882 - (This microfilm is included on a reel with the Inyo Register)

Coso Mining News (Darwin): March 18, 1876 - November 10, 1877 - (This microfilm is included on a reel with the Inyo Register)

Inyo Independent & Owens Valley Progress Citizen (Bishop): July 21, 1977 - June 9, 1983

Inyo Independent & Owens Valley Progress Citizen (Bishop): June 16, 1983 - February 27, 1985

Inyo Register (Bishop): October 1, 1885 - June 9, 1983

Inyo Register (Bishop): March 1985 - September 1999

Owens Valley Herald (Bishop): December 1908 - December 1909

Owens Valley Herald (Bishop): April 15, 1910 - December 21, 1927


PUBLISHED CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS

Ballarat Cemetery

  • Title: Cemetery Records of California, Volume 11: Author: LDS Church, California Mission: Publisher: Salt Lake City, Genealogical Society of Utah, 1966: Available for viewing at a Latter Day Saints' Family History Library - FHL film 874077

Bishop Cemetery

  • Title: Vital Records from Cemeteries in California, Volume 12 Supplement, 1952: Author: DAR, California Publication Available through interlibrary loan from: California State Library, Sacramento and Sutro Library, San Francisco

Boot Hill Cemetery

  • Title: Kern-Genealogy Quarterly, 3:1 (Mar 1966).

Cartago Cemetery

  • Title: Burials in Some Small Cemeteries in Inyo County, California, Kingsburg, CA, Pacific Specialties, 1972. Author: Pompey, Sherman Lee

Chinese Cemetery

  • Title: Burials in Some Small Cemeteries in Inyo County, California, Kingsburg, CA: Pacific Specialties, 1972. Author: Pompey, Sherman Lee

Daggett Cemetery

  • Title: Vital Records from California Cemeteries, Volume 17, 1962: Author: DAR, California Publication Available through interlibrary loan from: California State Library, Sacramento and Sutro Library, San Francisco & at a Latter Day Saints' Family History Library - FHL films 0558291; 0844414:2.

 Darwin Cemetery

  • Title: Burials in Some Small Cemeteries in Inyo County, California, Kingsburg, CA, Pacific Specialties, 1972: Author: Pompey, Sherman L. Publication available through a Latter Day Saints' Family History Library - FHL film 0908752:9.
  • Title: Records of Inyo County, California, Ridgecrest, CA, 1982. Author: Nelson, Jean
  • Title: Vital Records from California Cemeteries, Volume 13, 1954; Author: DAR, California Publication available through interlibrary loan from: California State Library, Sacramento and Sutro Library, San Francisco & at a Latter Day Saints' Family History Library - FHL films 0558291; 0844413.


INYO COUNTY LIBRARIES

Big Pine - 110 North Main; (760) 938-2420

Bishop - 210 Academy Street, 93514; (760) 873-5115

Independence - 168 North Edwards, 93526; (760) 878-0260

Lone Pine - Washington St & Busch St, 93545; (760) 876-5031

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