The most popular part of the exhibit, Death Valley Dave, is a skeleton who lets folks get their picture taken with him as he assures them, “It’s a dry heat” in Death Valley.
Photo by Rich and Kathy White.


The California State Fair opened on July 12 for an 18 day run.  As they have for many years, Rich and Kathy White represent Inyo at the County booth, along with many other volunteers. At the Awards Ceremony the afternoon of the opening, Inyo County received a Silver Award for its exhibit.  The exhibit, funded by Inyo County, was designed to promote tourism to Inyo.

Features of the exhibit include a Tony Rowell video entitled “Exploring Inyo County”; 3 murals by artist Ruby Garza; video of Mule Days, High School Rodeo, and the Buttermilks by Skandar Reid; a ranching photo collage by Lester Leslie; materials provided by Manzanar National Historic Site; and many photos and other materials provided by individuals and organizations.  The exhibit is staffed daily by enthusiastic volunteers from all areas of the county.


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