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William Mulholland and his assistant Van Norman inspect all that reamins after the St. Francis Dam collapsed in March of 1928.

‘Mulholland … the Final Chapter’ this Saturday in Independence

Press release On Saturday March 17th, The Eastern California Museum in Independence invites you to attend a 50-minute history program titled Mulholland…the Final Chapter. The subject of the history program is of one of the largest disasters to have taken place in California, which conjointly brought about the somber ending to the illustrious and tumultuous […]

 
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Learn about ‘California’s Deadliest Earthquakes’ Saturday

Press release Presentation at the Eastern California Museum focuses on ‘California’s Deadliest Earthquakes’ California is unique for many reasons, but its history of one-of-a-kind, deadly earthquakes is a feature that virtually every resident has either experienced or can relate to. Indeed, “waiting for the big one” is a situation shared by virtually every Californian in […]

 
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 Dave Mull, of Lone Pine, gets ready to drive the ceremonial spiked during the July 3 dedication  of the Larry Peckham Memorial Engine House on the grounds of the Eastern California Museum in Independence, the new permanent home of the fully restored Union Pacific Engine 18, The Slim Princess. The fully restored, operational narrow gauge steam locomotive, in the background, ran down the track to the cheers and applause of several hundred spectators. Photos by Jon Klusmire.

Slim Princess gets her new permanent home

Press release Several hundred people gathered on the grounds of the Eastern California Museum Monday, July 3, for the dedication  of the Larry Peckham Memorial Engine House, the new permanent home of the fully restored Union Pacific Engine 18, The Slim Princess. The narrow gauge steam locomotive was steamed up and rolled out of the […]

 
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‘Manzanar Mural’ a striking addition to Eastern California Museum

Press release Eastern California Museum installs striking Manzanar mural, thanks to help from its partners The Eastern California Museum recently installed a striking, wall-sized mural in its permanent Manzanar exhibit, thanks to a little help from its friends. “The museum is fortunate to have some great partnerships, and the story of the restoration and installation […]

 
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New book spotlights ‘Tales Along El Camino Sierra’

History Program and Book Signing at the Eastern California Museum in Independence On Saturday February 25th, The Eastern California Museum in Independence will be hosting a history program and book signing event with local authors and Owens Valley residents David and Gayle Woodruff introducing their new Eastern Sierra history book;Tales Along El Camino Sierra. The […]

 
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Talk, class by Julia Parker, Traditional Native American Basket Weaver

Press release Renowned Native American basket weaver Julia Parker, her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter will be discussing the craft and art of California Native basketry at the Eastern California Museum in Independence on Friday, Oct. 21, starting at 7 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Eastern California Museum, is free and open […]

 
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