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  • IndependencePro 2014
    Jaak Treiman
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    4 Aug 25, 2012

    Located in the heart of the Owens Valley, it is easy to zoom right through it on 395 as you're headed toward Bishop and Mammoth Lakes. However, it's worth a stop.

    Independence is home to the Eastern California Museum offering a vast collection of historical artifacts from the Eastern Sierras. Professionally run, it is a fun educational experience. For literature fans, Independence is also the site of the home of Mary Austin. The county courthouse is a reminder of life 100+ years ago and the library located at the courthouse basement has available copies of the Inyo Independent, the principal newspaper from the 1880s for a peak at everyday life when the area was part of the Wild West.

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