One Pine is situated east of the Owens Lake, which was the home to many raider tribes. One Pine was a less then hospitable place to live as water shortages and raider attacks from Owens Lake were all too common, and the work available was just as dangerous. One Pine also felt a good amount of the brunt from the Brotherhood War. However, in 2269, the New California Republic sent in its army, assumingly under the command of then General Aaron Kimball, to bring peace to the eastern Sierra Nevada region and drive out all raider tribes. Their operation was a resounding success with most, if not all, tribes either leaving or having been destroyed and subsequently brought peace to One Pine and the eastern Sierra Nevadas.
In Kimball's speech, he refers to the home of Jeremy Watson, who was "born in a tin shack on the outskirts of One Pine".
Behind the Scenes
- President Kimball's speech at Hoover Dam: "Born in a tin shack on the outskirts of One Pine, Jeremy Watson never had it easy. His father worked as a caravan guard on the Short Loop, and his mother, like many Californians, braved the ruins of the Old World as a prospector. They suffered through water shortages, raider attacks, and the Brotherhood War. Like our mighty Sierra Nevadas, they endured. But the time came when they could no longer shoulder the burden alone. Twelve years ago, they called out for help, and the republic heard them.
Troopers and rangers, just like you, answered the clarion call. Men and women stepped forward to say, "I will carry the weight." And at Owen's Lake, we made true on our promise, driving out the raider tribes to establish a lasting peace in the eastern Sierra Nevadas. We carried the weight, and though we left behind many of our brothers and sisters on that battlefield, it did not break us."
(Aaron Kimball's dialogue)