The Queen Mary: A Historical Renaissance

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Her Legacy Sails On

With a legacy as deep as the ocean blue, the Queen Mary’s journey is etched in history-over 2 million souls carried and countless servicemen during WWII. Today, we’re thrilled to report that the storied Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, is getting a new lease on life with restoration efforts that honor her glorious past.

Rising to Former Glory

In a monumental feat of preservation, Long Beach has hit a significant milestone:

  • Lifeboat Renewal: Twenty lifeboats once hindering the ship’s structure are gone, easing 100 tons off her shoulders.
  • Saving History: Two original lifeboats poised for future preservation, ensuring the Queen Mary’s story is told for generations.
  • Structural Revival: Her hull is getting the TLC it deserves, set to strengthen her core and restore her iconic stature.

What Lies Beneath

It’s more than just a makeover. This restoration is a promise to protect a piece of our shared past, paving the way for substantial internal restoration:

  • Internal Healing: Work begins within, mending the fabric of this maritime marvel from the inside out.
  • Anticipation Builds: With all eyes on the horizon, we await the completion of this phase with bated breath later this year.

Share in Her Story

Are you as excited as we are to witness this majestic transformation?

  • Be part of history with #QueenMaryRestoration.
  • Stay tuned for updates and sneak peeks into her journey back to grandeur.
  • Spread the word—every share, like, and visit supports the Queen Mary’s revival.

Join us in rallying behind the Queen Mary—because restoring beauty like this means preserving the soul of history itself. Keep sailing with us!
Visit for more on the legacy and future of the Queen Mary.
The Queen awaits, will you step aboard?

Get Hooked on Success at the Bishop Trout Rodeo!

Bishop Trout Rodeo

Hey anglers of Route 6, it’s time to gear up for the ultimate Bishop Trout Rodeo in Bishop, California! Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, we’ve got the tips to reel in that prize catch. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Beginner Bait-Up

  • Learn the Basics: Brush up on trout behavior – know what they bite and when!
  • Gear Essentials: Start with a light to medium rod, a spinning reel, and some colorful lures.
  • Ask Locals: Chat with fellow fishers or tackle shops for insider tips.

Intermediate Innovations

  • Hone Your Technique: Work on your casting accuracy and retrieval patterns.
  • Change It Up: Rotate your bait and lures throughout the day to see what works.
  • Keep a Log: Track the weather, water conditions, and what you’re using for next time!

Expert Execution

  • Refine Your Strategy: Plan your spots and times according to the trout’s schedule – early morning or just before sunset!
  • Specialized Equipment: Invest in diverse fly patterns or specific lures for various depths.
  • Presentation Matters: Master the art of making your bait look irresistible.

All-Angler Advantages

  • Power of Patience: Keep calm and cast on – patience really is a virtue in fishing.
  • Stay Stealth: Trout can be skittish. Approach the water calmly and quietly to avoid spooking the fish.
  • Mind the Regulations: Keep abreast of current fishing regulations – sustainability is key!

Post-Catch Protocol

  • Handle with Care: If releasing, handle the fish as little as possible and use barbless hooks.
  • Photography Fun: Snap a pic with your catch before the release – memories matter!
  • Celebrate Sensibly: Caught a keeper? Have a plan to store your trout until weigh-in.

Don’t Forget…

  • Weather or Not? Check the weather forecast so you can dress and pack accordingly.
  • First Aid Kit: Better safe than sorry – a small kit can be a big help.
  • Hydrate & Snack: Bring plenty of water and some easy eats to keep your energy up.

Join the Rodeo Revelry

Ready to cast your line into the trout-filled waters of Bishop? Use these tips to get a fin up on the competition. Share your success stories and photos with us using the hashtag #BishopTroutRodeoPro – let’s see those trophies!

Always remember, whether it’s your first catch or your hundredth, every experience on the water is valuable. So go out there, enjoy the journey, and may the best angler win! 


Museum Of Western Film History

One of Germany’s Largest Newspaper, FAZ
Features Lone Pine, Museum & John Wayne
in Flagship Magazine.

A top correspondent for one of Germany’s largest newspaper writes article featuring Lone Pine, the Museum of Western Film History and John Wayne’s “Lost 1936 film”- The Oregon Trail.

Museum Of Western Film History  

California Portion of US Route 6

The California Portion of US Route 6 offers stunning views of the 14,000-foot White Mountain escarpment and a journey through scenic farms and ranches, the California Portion of US Route 6 takes drivers on an exciting ride from Bishop to the Nevada state border.
Prior to 1964’s highway renumbering project US 6 extended all way down to Long Beach – taking travelers along famous spots like Arroyo Seco Parkway. With plenty of attractions waiting at either end, this two-lane north–south surface highway is still part of California’s Freeway &Expressway System today! Starting with refuel stops at Benton before carrying onward into majestic scenery – what better way could there be to explore?

Established as a National 501(c)(3) charitable organization, as a Public Charity the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association works to promote economic development and cultural preservation for communities located along “The Grand Army of The Republic Highway.” Spanning 3,652 miles in total, this grand old highway is an integral part of Americana with many sites rich in history waiting to be discovered!  Online at

California Portion of US Route 6 post


California Highways

Bucket List Destination – The Nethercutt Museum

The Nethercutt Museum

The Nethercutt Museum

Open for Self-Guided Tours
9 am-4:30 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday

The Nethercutt Collection
Scheduled Guided Tours — by Appointment only
Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Masks are required for your visit.

We invite you to experience the heart of our collection—over 250 American and European perfectly restored automobiles, along with a vast array of rare mechanical musical instruments and precious antique furniture.