Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

16th annual Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour to celebrate women in Mono Basin history

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Too often phenomenal women can be lost in the history books, but not in the Mono Basin.

The 16th annual Ghosts of the Sagebrush event, hosted by the Mono Basin Historical Society, is celebrating amazing women who had a hand in shaping the Mono Basin between 1900 and 1950. Over the two-day event, attendees will hear stories about Paiute women who “became known for their exceedingly fine, visually stunning, and complex polychrome baskets,” as well as fearless first female guides and ranchers.

Join the Historical Society as they remember Venita McPherson during dinner at the historic Mono Inn Restaurant on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 6:00pm. A tour will follow the next day from 10:00am to 4:00pm to honor a myriad of exceptional historic women.

To purchase tickets, call the Historical Society at (760) 647-6461. We encourage you to go, be inspired, and hear stories that are not always told.