by Jennifer Hansen
Mono County Public Information Officer

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April 5, 2012
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Today marks death of Mono County's first sheriff

In the year of 1861, the United States was experiencing the Civil War. Areas all over the country were in battles against each other. Locally, the Owens Valley was not immune from these tribulations of war. The war was known as the Owens Valley Indian War.

This was a war that lasted for about two years and began because of the white man's disregard for the property and rights of the local Indians.

On April 5, 1862, Mono County's first Sheriff, N.F. Scott, responded to the Owens Valley for a battle taking place between the Native American Indians and the …

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