Bridgeport, California's 18th Founder's Day will be an all Virtual event this year!
Bridgeport is alive and well! Don’t let 2020 keep you from making your own history, while learning about ours in the Eastern Sierra. Founder’s Day is going virtual this year! Between now and Labor Day look for nuggets of our past, from Bridgeport and from each of local business and the history of the families that take pride in sharing them with you. Share these posts, and tag Explore Bridgeport when you do so, to be eligible to win a Bridgeport Getaway!
If you are lucky enough to be able to get away from the crowds around Labor Day, check-in to our local businesses, and tag Explore Bridgeport in some of you adventures to be eligible for even more!
Bridgeport’s Virtual Founder’s Day starts now, and will share our story with you through September 7. Keep an eye out for blasts from the past, and the complete rules to eligible to win one of 3 Bridgeport Prize Packages!
To participate : Share Explore Bridgeport California posts, check-in to local businesses, and then post pictures of Bridgeport area. (All via Facebook)
Eligibility for the prizes are based on the following guidelines:
Share 7 Explore Bridgeport Posts by September 7
Share 4 Business Posts by September 7 - tag Explore Bridgeport
Check-in via Facebook at 3 Businesses August 16 – September 7, 2020 - tag Explore Bridgeport
Post 5 Pictures having fun in Bridgeport area August 16 – September 7, 2020 - tag Explore Bridgeport
A little history:
Nestled high in the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California, Bridgeport became the Mono County Seat in 1864, a position most expected would have been given to the nearby, gold mining town of Bodie. Early settlers worked the lush meadow land in ranching before initially forming the town at “The Bridge” crossing over the East Walker River. When the gorgeous Mono County Courthouse (2nd oldest in operation in CA) was completed uptown in 1881, some businesses built anew nearby while some simply moved uptown. Eventually, Main Street changed course from cornering around the Courthouse to continuing straight along the distance of town. Visit during Founder's Day to learn more!