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Lee Vining

LEE VINING

THE NAME OF THIS COMMUNITY HONORS LEROY
VINING, IN 1852 LT. TREADWELL MOORE AND
SOLDIERS OF THE 2ND INFANTRY PURSUED
INDIANS OF CHIEF TENAYA'S TREE FROM 
YOSEMITE ACROSS THE SIERRA VIA BLOODY 
CANYON. THEY TOOK BACK MINERAL SAMPLES 
AND A PROSPECTING PARTY WAS ORGANIZED. 
IN THIS GROUP WERE THE VININGS, LEE & 
DICK, WHO ESTABLISHED A CAMP AT WHAT
IS NOW LEE VINING CREEK.

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