Bridgeport Continued

I’m awful on getting these up, sorry about that. I have another post lined up for sooner this time.

Anyway, I have some odds and ends from the next day of my trip to Bridgeport in the eastern sierras. Here we go…

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Such a cute town, here is the church

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And back to that historic and ornate courthouse

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A local museum had all kinds of cool stuff, this was made from the travertine deposits we saw in the last post, all polished up

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You can see the layers of minerals deposited in this cut-through

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It was really mesmerizing

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There was a room full of native american items, such as these arrowheads

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And grinding stones to process different food and materials

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Lots of baskets, they went from tiny to very large, depending on use

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These are local patterns here made by a woman in the 1920’s who knew of the old ways (according to several articles displayed)

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Washo are a neighboring tribe on the east side of the sierra

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They even had jugs to carry liquids

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These beaded baskets were my favorite. I wonder if I can buy a modern re-creation somewhere

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Love the color and patterns

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Very interesting item

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A very large grinding rock in the park outside

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And then I was on my way south on 395 towards mono lake and mammoth mountain

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I think that is it in the background

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The early fall provided me with a treat, the aspens were turning their bright yellow, vibrant colors that so many come here for

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A grove that was still green becomes a spectacle in another month (october)

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And the view on the way into the basin for the lake, it was pretty steep getting down!

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Next time we’ll visit spectacular Mono Lake and its islands

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One Response to Bridgeport Continued

  1. Mary says:

    What a great bunch of treasures!

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