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The article mentions that Inyo county has 14 of California's 15 14ers. I'm assuming the isolated Mt Shasta in far northern CA is only California 14er not in Inyo County. If this is correct, could that be added to the bullet? JH032774 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:56, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

According to Wikipedia's own article on the 14ers, there are only twelve of them in California, and two of those, Mount Shasta and White Mountain, are not even in Inyo County at all, so I don't even know where the data come from for this particular statement. If there are indeed fifteen of them, could you please name them individually? Otherwise, I think we should change those two numbers in the statement. Backspace (talk) 01:27, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

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Some items worthy of inclusion include:

  • Manzanar
  • 1873 earthquake
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Saline Valley
  • Owens Lake
  • The Los Angeles Dept of Water and Power and the water controversy surrounding that
  • China Lake and the Native American artifacts found there

Badagnani (talk) 20:19, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Unreferenced material on naming of county[edit]

We can place this back into the articles when it is verified:hike395 (talk) 21:38, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

For many years it has been commonly believed that the county derived its name from the Mono tribe of Native Americans name for the mountains in its former homeland. Actually the name came to be thought of, mistakenly, as the name of the mountains to the east of the Owens Valley when the first whites there asked the local Paiutes what the name of the mountains to the east was.

The local Paiutes responded that that was the land of Inyo. They meant by this that those lands belonged to the Shoshone tribe headed by a man whose name was Inyo. Inyo was the name of the headman of the Panamint band of Shoshone people at the time of contact when the first whites, the Manly expedition of 1849, wandered, lost, into Death Valley on their expedition to the gold fields of western California. The Owens Valley whites misunderstood the local Paiute and thought that Inyo was the name of the mountains, when actually it was the name of the chief, or headman, of the tribe that had those mountains as part of their homeland.

"Indian George," a fixture of many of the stories of early Death Valley days, was Inyo's son. Indian George's Shoshone name was "Bah-Vanda-Sa-Va-Nu-Kee," which means "The Boy Who Ran Away," a name he was given when he became terrified of the whites and their wheeled wagons and huge buffalo, none of which the Shoshone had ever seen before when the Manly party came wandering down Furnace Creek Wash in December of 1849. In 1940, when Bah-vanda was around 100 years old, J.C. Boyles, a Panamint Shoshone who had become educated, came back to the Panamint valley and interviewed Bah-Vanda at length about the early days of his life, including the events of 1849, and it is in this interview that Bah-vanda refers to his father, Inyo. [The Desert Magazine, February, 1940]

The Desert Magazine article has an online "external link" where some/most/all archived issues/articles are said to be found. If the February, 1940 issue is available it could verify info and be citation for above text.—Look2See1 t a l k → 00:12, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

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Tables are jumbled up[edit]

The population, race and income tables make no sense as they are, as the header line of the columns is missing. Unfortunately I wouldn't know how to fix this myself, can somebody look into it please? Eti erik (talk) 14:42, 11 September 2020 (UTC)


Does anyone know what company the sheriffs office would use to tow my vehicle 2600:387:F:4619:0:0:0:4 (talk) 01:29, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

Depends on the town, see [1]hike395 (talk) 05:10, 21 November 2021 (UTC)