Virtual Guidebook to East of the Sierra Nevada
Fort Independence
in Owens Valley California


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Fort Independence was created as an army base to protect settlers from hostile Indians. It was abandoned after fifteen years, and is now a reservation for the Fort Independence Community of Paiute Indians.

(March 18, 2009)


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The grand Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery was built 1915-17 to produce trout for lakes and streams in the Sierra Nevada. A flash flood in 2007 did extensive damage but the main building was spared.

(March 18, 2009)


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There is an impressive view of the eastern escaprment of the Sierra from the Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery.

(March 18, 2009)


Next Locality: Independence Creek