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Alpine County


Alpine County, officially the County of Alpine, is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,175. making it the least populous county in California. The county seat is Markleeville. There are no incorporated cities in the county.

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Google previewShaping the Sierra (1999)

Nature, Culture, and Conflict in the Changing West by Timothy P. Duane

Alpine County is a bit problematic: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Law Enforcement (2005)

by Larry E. Sullivan

Some, such as the district attorney in Los Angeles County, have hundreds of deputies who handle cases in many locations throughout the city, whereas Alpine County, in the same state, has one office with only one lawyer, the elected district ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

It is an Alpine county, with Swiss-like scenery. The Watzmann and the Hohe Gohl are the highest peaks. Its main industrial feature is the production of salt. In the royal mines 200 miners are employed, and the annual produce is 16,000 cwt, ...

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Sierra Nevada Range, Alpine County, California

The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Basin and Range Province. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada.

The Sierra runs 400 miles (640 km) north-to-south, and is approximately 70 miles (110 km) across east-to-west. Notable Sierra features include Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America; Mount Whitney at 14,505 ft (4,421 m), the highest point in the contiguous United States; and Yosemite Valley sculpted by glaciers out of one-hundred-million-year-old granite. The Sierra is home to three national parks, twenty wilderness areas, and two national monuments. These areas include Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks; and Devils Postpile National Monument.

The character of the range is shaped by its geology and ecology.

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