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Our History

 

bridgeport ranch barns & terrace

The Barns were built in 1891 as part of the settlement of Bridgeport. In more recent years the sound of cattle bawling would have been heard, as the cowboys roped and sorted them in the corrals behind the barn.

Today they have been lovingly restored and updated to provide this one of a kind event venue, while still maintaining a great many original features and artifacts that remind us of their history.

We look forward to hosting your special event.

 

bridgeport, california

Sitting at approximately 6,500 feet above sea level, trappers, explorers and emigrants discovered the Bridgeport Valley beginning about 1827 when a party led by Jedediah Strong Smith crossed the Sierra and picked up gold in the foothills around Mono Lake. 

Gold soon became a big draw to the area, with the first placer gold mining settlement in the Eastern Sierra formed at Dogtown in 1859 . Then, in the late 1850’s, rich gold and silver deposits were also discovered in nearby Bodie, Masonic and Aurora. 

Today Bridgeport is the county seat for Mono County, and it’s big draw is the country and wildlife surrounding it, with rich fishing, hunting, hiking and many adventures to be had.

 
 
 
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