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On May 10, 1880, the Carson and Colorado Railroad Company was formed and incorporated by William Sharon, H. M. Yerington and Darius Mills. They planned to run the narrow gauge railroad from Mound…

The stamp mill and feeder here at Laws Railroad Museum and Historical Site were built by the Joshua Hendy Machine Works in San Francisco California. . Joshua Hendy came to this country from…

JUNE 2021:   --The Engine House gang is busy with painting and doing some minor repairs on the “display train”. Many thanks to volunteers Paul Kirsten, Don Stansifer, Lynna Walker, Beverly…

A sign of an established settlement in the Wild West wasn’t necessarily how many miners, hotels or saloons had collected in one spot; those came and went.  The sign of a viable community was the…

THE MAIL CAR, online edition of the newsletter of Laws Railroad Museum and Historic Site.     The Laws Railroad Museum & Historical Site Newsletter   June 2021April 2021March 2020August…

Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge locomotive #18 steams again after restoration at the Laws Railroad Museum near Bishop, California, on September 24, 2017. YouTube video courtesy of Gottfried the…

(compiled from the "Story of Laws" by Clarabelle Hawkins) On May 10, 1880, the Carson and Colorado Railroad Company was formed and incorporated by William Sharon, H. M. Yerington and Darius…

Recollections of days long ago in Laws and the Owens Valley.