The Other Side of the Mountain
By Alton Pryor
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Published: June 15, 2011.
In its early days, The Owens Valley provided a refuge for the Paiute Indians who sought solitude from the white man that was intruding on California. Still, the white man eventually stumbled on the Owens Valley, and like much of California, settled there and laid claim to Indian territory.
Today, the most prominent landmark of the Owens Valley is the towering Mt. Whitney.