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The Big Oak Flat Road (1959) by Irene D. Paden and Margaret E. Schlichtmann


Photographs from 1959 printing

Editor’s note: The following photographs appeared in the 1959 printing that were not in the first (1955) printing—dea.

The Big Oak at Big Oak Flat about 1870. [Frontispiece to 1959 printing]
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The Big Oak at Big Oak Flat about 1870.
[Frontispiece to 1959 printing]

Home of Charles Marie Weber, Stockton.
Courtesy of Helen Weber Kennedy

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Home of Marie Charles Weber, Stockton.

Knight’s Ferry probably in the 1870’s. The original bridge was destroyed by the flood of 1862 and rebuilt in 1863.
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Knight’s Ferry probably in the 1870’s. The original bridge was destroyed by the
flood of 1862 and rebuilt in 1863.

Certificate of the Yo Semite Turnpike Road Company, issued in 1869.
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Certificate of the Yo Semite Turnpike Road Company, issued in 1869.

Keystone House, about 1890. Billy Fields in center.
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Keystone House, about 1890. Billy Fields in center.

Brunson’s Stage and Freighter at Keystone House, 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Brunson at right foreground.
Collum

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Brunson’s Stage and Freighter at Keystone House, 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Horatio
Brunson at right foreground.

O’Brynes Ferry Bridge. The construction of the Tulloch Dam and flooding of reservoir destroyed this landmark in 1958.
Perkins

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O’Brynes Ferry Bridge. The construction of the Tulloch Dam and flooding of
reservoir destroyed this landmark in 1958.

Burning of the Morris Store, Chinese Camp, 1918.
Courtesy of Grace Morris

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Burning of the Morris Store, Chinese Camp, 1918.

Freighter on Moffitt’s Bridge, Big Oak Flat Road, descending hill on left. Jacksonville in distance, center.
Courtesy of George Egling

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Freighter on Moffitt’s Bridge, Big Oak Flat Road, descending hill on left.
Jacksonville in distance, center.

26 Mule Team and Wagon, Tuolumne County.
Courtesy of Pitts Studio

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26 Mule Team and Wagon, Tuolumne County.

Big Oak Flat after the fire of 1863. Trunk of Big Oak stands at right.
Courtesy of Edwin Harper

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Big Oak Flat after the fire of 1863. Trunk of Big Oak stands at right.

Chamberlain and Chaffie at their mine near Second Garrote, 1898.

Courtesy of Celia Crocker Thompson

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Chamberlain and Chaffie at their mine near
Second Garrote, 1898.

James A. Chaffie and Jason P. Chamberlain at home, Second Garrote, 1892.

Holmes

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James A. Chaffie and Jason P. Chamberlain at home, Second Garrote, 1892.

Office of Golden Rock Water Company in the early 1900’s. This is now the Sugar Pine Lodge.
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Office of Golden Rock Water Company in the early 1900’s.
This is now the Sugar Pine Lodge.

Flume of the Golden Rock Water Company at Hardin’s Mill.
Lumsden

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Flume of the Golden Rock Water Company at Hardin’s Mill.

Caleb Dorsey’s Sawmill, about 1885. Water for the mill was purchased from the Golden Rock Water Company.
Perkins

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Caleb Dorsey’s Sawmill, about 1885. Water for the mill was purchased from the Golden Rock Water Company.

Covered Bridge over the South Fork of the Tuolumne River, 1906.
Celia Crocker Thompson

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Covered Bridge over the South Fork of the Tuolumne River, 1906.

Stage on Big Oak Flat Road near crest of Hardin Hill, 1888. Ed McGowan, driver.
Lukens, courtesy of Pitts Studio

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Stage on Big Oak Flat Road near crest of Hardin Hill, 1888. Ed McGowan, driver.

Stage “Yosemite” at Priest’s Hotel, about 1900.
Celia Crocker Thompson

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Stage “Yosemite” at Priest’s Hotel, about 1900.

Crocker’s Station, 1897.
Celia Crocker Thompson

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Crocker’s Station, 1897.

Stage on the Big Oak Flat Road.
Yosemite Museum

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Stage on the Big Oak Flat Road.

The Dead Giant, Tuolumne Grove, 1894.
Celia Crocker Thompson

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The Dead Giant, Tuolumne Grove, 1894.

Crane Flat, 1901. Building with porch, Goblin’s Hotel; Billy Hurst’s Saloon in front of team.
Celia Crocker Thompson

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Crane Flat, 1901. Building with porch, Goblin’s Hotel;
Billy Hurst’s Saloon in front of team.

Curtin’s “Cow Camp” at Gin Flat on the Big Oak Flat Road, 1901.
Celia Crocker Thompson

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Curtin’s “Cow Camp” at Gin Flat on the Big Oak Flat Road, 1901.

Woods’s at Tamarack Flat, 1901
Celia Crocker Thompson

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Woods’s at Tamarack Flat, 1901

“The Yosemite Flyer,” Jerome Martin, driver.
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“The Yosemite Flyer,” Jerome Martin, driver.

Opening of the Big Oak Flat Road into Yosemite Valley, July 17, 1874.
Celia Crocker Thompson

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Opening of the Big Oak Flat Road into Yosemite Valley, July 17, 1874.

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hutchings at Crocker’s Station, 1902. Mr. Hutchings was killed a few hours later when his frightened horses ran uncontrolled down the zigzags of the Big Oak Flat Road.
Celia Crocker Thompson

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Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hutchings at Crocker’s Station, 1902. Mr. Hutchings was
killed a few hours later when his frightened horses ran uncontrolled down the
zigzags of the Big Oak Flat Road.

Down into Yosemite Valley. El Capitan in background. About 1907.
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Down into Yosemite Valley. El Capitan in background. About 1907.

On the zigzags above Yosemite Valley. These were obliterated by rock slides in October 1942.
[Julias T.] Boysen

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On the zigzags above Yosemite Valley [1903]. These were obliterated by rock slides in October 1942.
[Editor’s note: the first (1955) printing came with a sepia-tone print of this photograph—dea.]

Approaching the Stoneman House, Yosemite Valley, 1895. Yosemite Falls at left.
Taber

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Approaching the Stoneman House, Yosemite Valley, 1895. Yosemite Falls at left.

At the “Gates of the Valley.”
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At the “Gates of the Valley.”



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