Rob Pearce: ‘One Family’s Legacy: 157-year tie to the Owens Valley

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The Friends of the Eastern California Museum’s celebration of Inyo County Sesquicentennial continues this week with a history presentation by local historian and author Rob Pearce.

Rob Pearce

Rob Pearce

On Friday April 22 at 7:00pm at the Bishop city Council Chambers,  Pearce will be giving a slide show presentation titled “ One Family’s Legacy: 157 year tie to the Owens Valley”

Rob Pearce was born in Bishop, California and traces his Owens Valley roots back 5 generations.  Pearce is the grandson of long time Inyo County civil servant  A.A. Brierly who served Inyo County for over 65 years in a variety of positions. Pearce is also the author of several books on different topics of Inyo County history.

Pearce’s presentation is the second in a series of yearlong presentations that are sponsored by the Eastern California Museum in celebration of Inyo County’s 150th anniversary.

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Don’t miss Bishop’s own Rob Pearce’s this coming Friday April 22, 7pm at the Bishop City Council Chambers.  Refreshments will be provided.

For more information you can contact David at 760 920-8061.

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Warpaint
Warpaint
6 years ago

Republican- Big Big Govt.(NEO-CON) Democrat- Big Bigger Bigest Govt.(NEO -LIB) They are basically one in the same. They are the ones who tell us to deal with illegal immigrants, and don’t have a gun, or don’t build a wall. Whist they don’t go anywhere without guns and protection and they… Read more »

1776
1776
6 years ago
Reply to  Warpaint

You nailed it!

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

Mountain Watchdog…trump has no chance of winning California in the general election…..or New York…and he’s a New York kinda guy….just like President Obama said last night….”the election is over 6 months from now,and the winner, we still have no idea who SHE is going to be “…..

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Low-Inyo: I’m convinced Trump is actually working for the other side. Nobody does a better or more surly Limbaugh/Coulter/Hannity impression than Trump, and he is exposing the nasty, racist, collectivist part of America that believes if you don’t join forces with that snarling, half-loco group – you are guilty of… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

Mountain Watchdog….agree with all you say there….but I’m glad trump looks like he’s going to get the GOP nomination…1)….cause it’s been entertaining….2) cause he isn’t going to win,possibly a Clinton landslide,even though FOX NEWS will be saying,right up to the last minute that trump will win…..an,last but not least, 3)….with… Read more »

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago

The fact is, only 28% of California are registered Republicans. Hispanics are registering to vote in droves. How do you win an election by scaring every Hispanic to death as Trump is clearly doing?

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago

The argument that today’s conservatives make is believing they are hiding their racist ways with their “illegal immigration” BS. Racism is an evil, irrational and morally contemptible doctrine. America of late has become race-conscious in a manner reminiscent of the worst days leading up to the war Between the states.… Read more »

Presto
Presto
6 years ago

Watchdog: Tell that to my kid who’s SSN has been used by an illegal alien for the past 5 yrs. Contact Social Security Admin. They tell me there’s nothing they can do. Yeah! They said that. Racial Collectivism. No Its called ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. Run down to Mexico without your passport… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

Mountain Watchdog….With the bets I’ve made for the results in the November election….doubling down on a couple of them,I’m gonna get myself a cabin-rental at Convict Lake for one,maybe two nights…..groceries,firewood,a big T-bone steak and BBQ brickettes…and the gas in my vehicle for the 185 mile round-trip…only thing that’s going… Read more »

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago

Presto, it’s not a case of liking or disliking government. It may surprise you that there are more Americans who do not revere ilk such as Limbaugh, Coulter, and now Donald Trump than you might ever imagine. America is sick of the growing hatred from the far-right. This legal/illegal nonsense… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

Presto….It’s trump’s double-talk….plain as the nose on your face,he doesn’t like anytype of immigration,legal or illegal….he disrespects women,minorities,the disabled…he talks of building a wall and making “Mexico pay for it “……stupid talk,and comes across as a threat.He talks of kicking 12 million people out of this Country…how will he go… Read more »

Presto
Presto
6 years ago

Watchdog, you like this kind of govt.? I know you do your last post verified that. Many of us do not. The establishment can have walls and guns for protection so can the rest of us. This wall is for ILLEGALL immigration. Key word is ILLEGAL, meaning against the law.… Read more »

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago

According to PEW, a non-partisan think tank, the approval rating for Republicans has dropped lower that it was in 1992.

When are the Limbaughites going to accept the fact that the country is much more diverse than they would ever know?

Presto
Presto
6 years ago

Trump is on time and under budget!

mountain watchdog
mountain watchdog
6 years ago
Reply to  Presto

Listen to what the leading candidate on the Republican side has been saying about building walls, about excluding Mexicans, and saying there has to be a complete shutdown on all Muslims coming in. If you actually look at what he specifically says in that now infamous speech about Muslims, he… Read more »

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

It’s hard to deny what’s going on in Europe.

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago

Low-Inyo – I will never understand why anyone would relate to and/or identify with either political party (I’ve voted for both). The spectacle of the current Presidential race shows how quickly things change nowadays. It sometimes seems as if Donald Trump is actually working for the other side (he’s been… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

Won Jane….you have to understand,with trump,it’s not so much the “immense popularity ” he has….what his 45 % of approval is,what it’s showed is 45 % of the REPUBLICAN party are also his type….he’s exposed that many in the Republican party(at least 45 % or so ) are also racists… Read more »

Bob
Bob
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

It’s looking like Trump and Hillary will have a modern day shoot out between now and November

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Bob…..prediction you can write down….(I was one minute off guessing when the 2012 November candidate would be declared the Presidential winner,even though FOX NEWS said Romney would win in a landslide )…my 2016 time prediction:…Clinton declared winner at 8;04 P.M. PST….4 minutes after the polls close…..maybe 8;03 P.M.,if trump gets… Read more »

mountain watchdog
mountain watchdog
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Low-Inyo – you are probably correct on the Trump/Clinton debate fiasco. Trump will surely sound like he’s doing his best Rush Limbaugh impression and though there are a lot of Limbaughites our there, cooler heads will prevail. America in general is sick to death of nasty people who are convinced… Read more »

Bob
Bob
6 years ago
Reply to  Low-Inyo

Low-Inyo.. I don’t necessarily disagree with what you said but I think you severely underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.

Let the games begin!

Won Jane
Won Jane
6 years ago

Perhaps that it so, Tourbillon.

But as the immense popularity of Donald Trump shows, hate and bigotry are very much in fashion in these United States of America.

Tinner
Tinner
6 years ago
Reply to  Won Jane

…and the ones who accuse others of being haters and bigots are often haters and bigots themselves they’re just not hateful and bigoted towards the same people as the people they’re accusing of being haters and bigots, so the only difference between these two groups of haters and bigots is… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

You can’t in force laws against hatred and bigotry. Although our goverment sure seems to be stupid enough to try.

A. Liberal
A. Liberal
6 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

What are you even saying?

Trouble
Trouble
6 years ago
Reply to  A. Liberal

A liberal, I guess that came across kind of strange sounding. I’m actually very liberal leaning in most cases. Except for the Democrats parties views on gun control and lack of guts to stand up to corporate America.

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago
Reply to  Won Jane

Won Jane: The U.S. was once divided over race and thousands were killed in the process. Brother sometimes killing brother. Some still cannot believe a non-white person would have ever become President. And this way of thinking exists today and not only from those who live in The South. Now… Read more »

Won Jane
Won Jane
6 years ago

Five generations? BFD; about 1000 short of the local NDNs whose land was stolen by the dirty White Boy.

tourbillon
tourbillon
6 years ago
Reply to  Won Jane

Haters and bigots come in all colors.

Rusty
Rusty
6 years ago
Reply to  Won Jane

Nice to know Sierrawave.net approves racial slurs to be posted.

Do you think any other racial slur would be approved, or only ones directed towards “White” people?

Bob
Bob
6 years ago
Reply to  Rusty

I’ve come to the realization that sierrawave.net is as manipulating as the main stream media. I’ve also come to the conclusion that nobody is more intolerant then a liberal.

see ya

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Dear Bob –

Please define “a liberal.”

Bob
Bob
6 years ago

Define liberal: I’m a liberal. I don’t care what anyone does if it doesn’t bother anyone else.

Unfortunately politically the word liberal has been twisted to means so much more.

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago

The term “liberal” suggests a “live-and-let-live” moral philosophy. Those to gain the most by demonizing and twisting the word to mean “socialist,” “communist” “immoral” or “anything goes” are people like Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Ted Nugent … Fortunately, educated middle of the road Americans are on to this game… Read more »

John Barton
John Barton
6 years ago
Reply to  Won Jane

Hey Won Jane, check your history. “NDN” tribes haven’t been very nice to each other either. What makes what white man any different than what the “NDNs” were doing to each other previously??

Bob
Bob
6 years ago
Reply to  John Barton

I’m sick and tired of people crying over stuff that happened 100 years ago.

and when they’re not whining about these things they’re wanting men to pee in lady’s restrooms.

A. Liberal
A. Liberal
6 years ago
Reply to  Bob

That is hilarious, Bob.

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago
Reply to  John Barton

John Barton…Not taking sides,but kinda the same way I was thinking….if they had all banded together way back then,with the numbers they had Nationwide,the outcome probably would have ended up differently….just sayin’…

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago
Reply to  Won Jane

Every treaty the U.S. Government had with the Native Americans has been broken.
Every one.
This is one of the darkest spots in American History 101 that may result in its ultimate downfall.

John Barton
John Barton
6 years ago

Mountain Watchdog: Native Americans broke some of those treaties! Please point out one, just one, government or recognized group of people that have not committed crimes against humanity. The Japanese, Chinese, Native Americans, Germans, Italians, Palestinians, Israelis etc etc etc are all guilty.

Mountain Watchdog
Mountain Watchdog
6 years ago
Reply to  John Barton

John Barton: The 1871 Indian Appropriations Act eliminated the power of the Indian Nations to contract constitutionally bound treaties with the U.S. government. To suggest that the indigenous people of America, who had their nation taken from them by force only to find themselves on “reservations” are somehow viewed by… Read more »

DESCO
DESCO
6 years ago

I watch a documentary on TV. It was awhile ago so I’m a bit fuzzy and I missed the beginning of it, so I don’t know where it took place. It compared the lives of Native Americans who chose not to live within the reservation system against those who chose… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
6 years ago

Desco….That is a REALLY good post….IMO….everyone has the choice to better their lives for themselves and families,and still keep their beliefs,traditions and values,weather they do it or not is another thing.But I guess ,for some,it’s easier to blame others for what they don’t have.