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Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center

* The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit 501 c(6) corporation and member-driven organization which gathers diverse community interests together to work on common issues that affect the region's economic health.
* The Chamber is an advocate for business on issues which impact the ability of the region's businesses to be successful in a competitive marketplace.
* The Chamber works to improve and promote the tourism industry of the Bishop Area.
* The Chamber assembles community leadership to study and educate the community about issues, and develops programs which maintain and improve the region's high quality of life.
* The Chamber provides educational opportunities and services to assist member businesses and our community.
* The Chamber is governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by a professional staff.

Contact Information:

Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center
690 N Main St
Bishop, CA 93514
Telephone: (888) 395-3952
Email: info@bishopvisitor.com

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Eastern California Museum
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Description : Tourism film, highlighting the Bishop Creek area of the Eastern Sierra; Bishop Lakes Basin. Filmed by Burton Frasher, a commercial photographer who traveled through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest, spanning four decades, 1914-1949. His collection of Eastern Sierra scenic photographs, along with other regionally specific images were published and marketed as post cards, proving to be extremely popular with the public. He was...
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 9 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
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Eastern California Museum
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Description : Opened in 1918, Union Carbide’s Pine Creek Mine was once the largest tungsten producer in the United States. Located in the Eastern Sierra, northwest of Bishop, California. In its heyday (1940 – 1990) the mine produced 162,000,000 tons of ore and 8,350,000 20-pound “units” of tungsten oxide with a total value of more than $400,000,000. As well, Pine Creek produced approximately $30,000,000 worth of molybdenum and silver. During World War 2, the mine became an important...
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by Dieterich, Frances C.
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Description : Home movie documenting Japanese-Americans at Manzanar War Relocation Center, Lone Pine, California, during World War 2. The movie was filmed by Frances C. Dieterich, Los Gatos, California; owned by Ralph P. Merritt, Superintendent of Manzanar War Relocation Center. Call Number : 2014_CAVPP_.25 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Rights : Rights are owned by the Eastern California Museum, County of Inyo. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
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Eastern California Museum
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Description : The movie is about the Champion Spark Plug Mine, located in the White Mountain region of Eastern California, Inyo County. The mine was in operation from 1916 to 1942, producing quartz and andalusite. Andalusite was used in making insulators for spark plugs. Owned and operated by the Champion Spark Plug Company. Call Number : 2014_CAVPP_.24 Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape Rights : Rights are owned by the Eastern California Museum, County of Inyo. Transmission or...
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Description : This film was likely recorded in the 1970s.   It is believed the tape will provide descriptive information about the Inyo National Forest, a federal land use agency, who manages over a million acres of mountainous terrain   in the Eastern Sierra.   This forest greatly influences the culture, businesses, and lifestyles of residents in the region due to its dominance of land stewardship managing federal lands for various public uses.   Since most human use on the Forest is...
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Description : Possibly a promotional movie of the Eastern Sierra with a primary emphasis on the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 8 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for...
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Description : Likely a film depicting events associated with Huck Finn Day. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 15 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or...
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Description : The first few frames appear to be a horseback riders on parade in Bishop, CA. It is likely that this is the annual Mule Days parade occurring on Main St. on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 3 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
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by David Hefner Productions
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Alternate Title : Inyo Mono Video Project Description : A promotion for the Eastern Sierra region. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Call Number : Bishop Chamber 16 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of...
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:10 after bars and tone. Description : Unknown. Possibly a tourism promotional film. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Call Number : Bishop Chamber 17 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible...
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Eastern California Museum
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Description : Film is a promotional of recreation and water usage in Eastern Sierra. Promotional film from LADWP. Call Number : 2014_CAVPP_.29 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education...
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Description : Promotional video of the Eastern Sierra around Bishop. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 10 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction...
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Note : Footage that begins at 00:02:09 is slightly blown out. Description : Videotape of Mule Days and Slim Pickens. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research....
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Eastern California Museum
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Additional Title : Welcome to the Eastern High Sierra Repeater Segment Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works...
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Description : Unknown. The first few frames appear to be rodeo or horse event related, possibly the Mule Days annual event, at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 1 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks....
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by Office of the California Attorney General, Crime Prevention Division
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 13 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
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Note : Abrupt cuts. Audio is scratchy. Tracking issues throughout content. Video cuts out from 22:40-28:47. Video dropout. Buzz on audio and skewed image at the very end. Begins and ends abruptly. Description : Videotape about Cruising Bishop in early 1970s. Additional Description : Early 70s Bishop. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may...
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Description : Unknown. The first few frames are horseback riders/packers on parade in Bishop, CA. It is likely that this is the annual Mule Days parade occurring on Main St. on Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 4 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy...
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by Office of the California Attorney General, Crime Prevention Division
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 12 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
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Description : Unknown. The first few frames appear to be rodeo or horse event related, possibly the Mule Days annual event, at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 5 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks....
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Description : Unknown. The first few frames appear to be rodeo or horse event related, possibly the Mule Days annual event, at the Bishop Tri-County Fairgrounds. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 2 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks....
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by Fiddler Films
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Notes : Occasional tramlines. Description : Film about California Pioneers of Skiing. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works...
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by Office of the California Attorney General, Crime Prevention Division
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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : Bishop Chamber 14 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
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Description : It is believed this 1984 video captures some of the stunning mountain scenery of the White Mountains in east-central California. Note on original container :  Bg. Scenic White Mts. Aug. '84 30-637 16:mins. 642-942 4:ms. 945-1137 3:mins. 1157-13333 2: mins. August Backgrounds: See Log Top Cassett Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by...
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Description : We believe this film is an interview with Gus Cashbaugh, one of the first pioneer descendants born in the Owens Valley.   This film could provide historic documentation of ranching and rural lifestyles in the Eastern Sierra in the late 1800s to the   1900s.   Gus Cashbaugh's family came to the Bishop area in 1865.   He was born in the late 1800s and was a well known rancher in the community. He was considered a local historian and considered a primary source of knowledge...
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Note : Tramlines throughout. Muffled audio. Description : Film about California Pioneers of Skiing. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction...
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Note : Some tracking issues throughout. The picture is a bit dark at times. The audio comes in at 00:09:44. Video ends abruptly. Description : Videotape of a local TV program. Additional Description : Good Morn' Big B - Telethon IV. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy...
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Description : This film likely depicts features of the Laws Railroad and Museum Site during the 1970s.   Along with CAVPP's recently digitized 1919 "The Film of All Ages" where historic Laws features were displayed,   this film begins a media timelapse of the historic site, documenting and recording the town's physical appearance on film for long term and future use. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected...
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Note : Tracking issues throughout both parts. Abrupt cuts, mostly at the beginning of each part and in the middle of the second part. Dirt on the camera lens. No picture from 25:35-26:12 on Part 2. Image is skewed. Part 2 ends abruptly. Description : Videotape of TriCounty Fair in Bishop - 2 volumes - 1978. Source : 2 Tapes of 2 : 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
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Note : Levels get very bright for a few seconds at 00:02:17 as on original recording. Description : This film likely shows portions of Mule Days, an annual local event in Bishop, California.   Mule Days, a multi-day event, celebrates the role and accomplishments pack stock made to the settlement and transportation development of the Eastern Sierra in the 19th and 20th centuries.   This film was recorded in the 1970s or 1980s. Note on original container :  Mule Days edit, Color spots, Lucious...
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Note : Break-up throughout due to deterioration of original tape. Ends abruptly. Description : This video depicts events, displays, activities, etc. of the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair held in September of 1977 in Bishop, California.   Inyo, Mono, and Alpine County residents display local and regional wares depicting cultural goods produced to support the area's economy.   Additionally, residents submit a wide variety of crafts, foods, art, photography, and more that reflect area lifestyles...
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Description : This video depicts various events, displays, activities, etc. of the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair held in August 1980 in Bishop, California.   Inyo, Mono and Alpine County residents display local and regional wares depicting the culture that supports the area's economy.   Additionally, residents submit a wide variety of crafts, foods, art, photography, and more to show lifestyles and traditions of the area.   The video also has a segment on a mule racing competition held at...
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by Fiddler Films
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Note : Deep scratches, mostly at the beginning. Description : Film about California Pioneers of Skiing. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or...
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Note : Recorder stops and starts throughout. Video dropout at 13:16. When the recording starts again, the image is very jumpy with tracking issues. Static on the tape. Ends abruptly. Description : Videotape of Mule Days. Additional Description : BBQ - Mule Days - Interview with cooks. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by...
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Note : Some tracking issues and unstable image at the beginning. Recording stops and starts throughout. Tracking errors. Description : Videotape of Mule Days. Additional Description : Note on tape: "Edited (somewhat)" Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and...
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Note : Audio begins abruptly, followed by picture. Some dirt and hair on the camera lens. Recording abruptly stops at 27:44. Some static on the audio. Video cuts out at 45:01, but the audio continues. Both picture and audio come back at 45:06. Description : Videotape of Mule Days Source : 1 Tape of 1: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or...
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Note : Part 1: Image starts out very dark. Unstable picture and tracking errors throughout. Some audio distortion. The recorder stops and starts several times. Part 2: Some footage recorded over original footage. Unstable image and audio 42 seconds in. No audio at 02:55. Video dropout. Content ends abruptly. Part 3: Tracking errors and unstable picture. Recording stops and starts several times. Image is dark at points. Ends abruptly. Part 4: Video dropout at the very beginning. Some footage...
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Description : This film shows a local Sweet Adelines concert in Bishop, California in 1982.   Participants are local residents of the area. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 3/4 inch videotape Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of...
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