April 24, 2007

Pennies 4 Ponies

Bishop, California

Bishop, CA: I put a handful of quarters into the "Pennies 4 Ponies" collection tin at the local donuterie, a sort of homage to my fave Bishop resident, bug-eyed and red above South Main now for as long as I remember. After Fernley, Austin, Eureka, Ely, and Tonopah, Bishop's a shiny stable steadily-growing centre of things (the whole US 395 / Mammoth / LA thing, I think), one of the places I stumbled across in the late 1980's as I drove my battered old Honda Accord around the state almost randomly. I've been coming here once or twice a year ever since.

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At 8/19/2009 7:26 pm, Anonymous kjallen said...

We are proud of our red horse, people have suggested we paint him ..don't worry fans won't happen!!

The Allen Family, Bishop CA.

At 8/20/2009 11:13 am, Blogger Jimmy Little said...

Don't change a thing! That horse has been such a familiar and welcome landmark for ages that I'm not sure what I'd do if I didn't see him up there on the right while driving into Bishop from Lone Pine :-).


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