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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Belly Up to the Bar!!!





Ever hear of a saloon on Federal land???
This charming old building...circa late 1800's
was built as a saloon in the Mammoth area...presumably in Old Mammoth...
our neck of the Mammoth woods!
No...Mammoth was not a bustling ski community back then...
but it did have a reputation for fishing...
and camping...

In 1914, this little saloon was dismantled and rebuilt on the Owens River
on the Longears ranch and used as a line shack.
Eventually it was abandoned and fell into a bit of disrepair...
Then in 1979,
a Mammoth Elementary School, 3rd grade class, discovered it.
And, to make a long story short...
...it was disassembled and then reassembled on federal land at the 
Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center!!!




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21 comments:

  1. Phew! Saved again! Wonder how many more lives this little saloon has Chieftess, that's three gone :)

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    1. I think it's pretty safe landing on Federal land!!!

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  2. Would't mind living there...with Internet access and central heating, of course. ;)

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    1. You'd have lot's of spiders and critters as room mates Bibi!!!

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  3. it's a lovely old building. I'm glad it was resurrected.

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    1. It is a charming little reminder of the past!!!

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    1. Mammoth Lakes is a special place Dirk!!!

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  5. Glad I followed you a superb photo

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  6. Neat history and great photography ~ carol ^_^

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  7. Looks like a very appealing building to save! Good to know it's getting used.

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    1. It certainly serves as a reminder of how far society has come...whether you think today's standards are good or bad!!!

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  8. Cute building with an interesting history!

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    1. I think it's about 20x20 feet...not very big for a saloon!!!

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  9. It has a great history, I love a good ending, I hate to see these jewels laid to rest.

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  10. Now that is a great story! Another bit of history preserved.

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