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#953:  Laws Narrow Gauge Railroad Station and Yard

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Location:

Silver Canyon Rd (Inyo County Rd), on old town of Laws, 4 mi NE of Bishop

37.400448,-118.346497

 

 

Plaque:

State Plaque

Notes:

Plaque and site are on privately owned land and restricted to operating hours.


From the plaque:

In 1883, the Carson & Colorado Railroad was built between Mound House (near Carson City, Nevada) through Laws to Keeler, California, a distance of 300 miles. Laws Station was named in honor of Mr. R. J. Laws, Assistant Superintendent of the railroad. Between 1883 and about 1915, this railroad provided the only dependable means of transportation in and out of Owens Valley. Train service was stopped on April 30, 1960.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Bishop Museum and Historical Society April 1, 1983.



©2009 David Schmitt