Randy Pench/rpench@sacbee.com

The view of <137>Historic<137>downtown Independence, seen from the porch of the historic Commander’s House, which was built in 1865, shows the charm of the Inyo County seat, where, a Caltrans report said, “little <137>of the built environment <137>... has changed since the 1920s and early 1930s.”<252>

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