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Ninth annual Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour this weekend

September 26th, 2012 by Bartshé, Eastern Sierra Policy Director

This weekend, the Mono Basin Historical Society presents their annual fundraiser, the Ghosts of the Sagebrush Tour, which focuses on the history of Lee Vining this year. To purchase tickets, visit the Mono Basin Historical Society online, stop by the Old Schoolhouse Museum in Hess Park, call (760) 647-6461, or email the museum curator.

The weekend’s itinerary includes:
Friday night dinner catered by chef Matt Toomey at the Lee Vining Community Center, $25 per person
Saturday tour of Lee Vining beginning at the Old Schoolhouse Museum with talks by old-timers familiar with the town’s history; 10:00am–4:00pm; lunch at Bodie Mike’s is $25 per person

Dave Carle of the Mono Basin Historical Society writes: Ninety years ago, in 1922, the Eastern Sierra town of Lee Vining was envisioned after Chris Mattly bought land then known as “Poverty Flat.” By 1926, Mattly subdivided town lots that became Lee Vining, named for prospector Lee Roy Vining, who had established a sawmill in 1857 along the nearby creek. The town serves as the eastern gateway to Yosemite National Park via Tioga Pass on Highway 120 west.

Don’t miss out on this great weekend of history, community, and good fun in Lee Vining! Get your tickets today.

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