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One Hundred Years in Yosemite (1931) by Carl P. Russell

Illustrations from the First edition (1931)

The following are illustrations that appeared in the first edition (1931) of One Hundred Years in Yosemite that did not appear in the second edition (1947).


Yosemite National Park and Adjacent Regions

Yosemite National Park and Adjacent Regions (Inside cover map)

DRAWING BY SCHWARTZ, 1854 COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM
Schlageter Hotel, Mariposa, 1854

SCHLAGETER HOTEL, MARIPOSA, 1854

A pioneer hostelry which is still represented in the present Mariposa



COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

Typical Yosemite Indian

TYPICAL YOSEMITE INDIAN

[Editor’s note: Captain John (Shibana or Poko-Tucket “Horse Eater”), Mono Paiute, d. 1924 —dea.]

PHOTO BY C. P. RUSSELL

Maria's Rancho

MARIA’S RANCHO

Primitive home of Maria, aged Yosemite squaw, the last living member of the Indian band ejected from Yosemite by the Mariposa Battalion



PHOTO BY W. H. JACKSON (Not a view of the Yosemite episode)

How the First Wagon was Brought to Yosemite

HOW THE FIRST WAGON WAS BROUGHT TO YOSEMITE

COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

Opening of the Mariposa Road

OPENING OF THE MARIPOSA ROAD

A great celebration marked the completion of Washburn, Chapman, Coffman, and Company’s Mariposa Road on July 22, 1875



PHOTO BY J. T. BOYSEN

An Early Motor Bus in Yosemite Valley

AN EARLY MOTOR BUS IN YOSEMITE VALLEY

PHOTO BY J. T. BOYSEN

Automobile in Yosemite in 1914

[AUTOMOBILE IN YOSEMITE] IN 1914

“Speed will be limited to six miles per hour, except on straight stretches when approaching teams will be visible, when, if no teams are in sight, this speed may be increased to an approximate maximum speed of ten miles per hour.”



YOSEMITE PARK AND CURRY COMPANY PHOTO

Modern Transportation

MODERN TRANSPORTATION

“Mother” Curry and one of the Studebaker coaches which assumes its share of their annual load of half a million tourists

PHOTO BY [James V.] LLOYD

Perfect Roads for Modern Vehicles

PERFECT ROADS FOR MODERN VEHICLES

The system of approach roads and Valley floor avenues will long stand as monuments to the memory of W. B. Lewis, their insistent proponent



COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

Clark’s Station (Wawona) 1857 to Date

CLARK’S STATION (WAWONA) 1857 TO DATE

“This ranch is a long, rambling, low house, built under enormous sugar pines, where travelers find excellent quarters . . . .”—Brace

COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

Leidig's Hotel, 1869-1888

LEIDIG’S HOTEL, 1869-1888



COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

Upper Hotel or Hutchings House, 1857 to Date

UPPER HOTEL OR HUTCHINGS HOUSE, 1857 TO DATE

The oldest building in Yosemite, known as Cedar Cottage. Every plank, rafter, and joist in the building was whipsawed or hewn by hand

[Editor’s note: The Cedar Cottage was torn down in 1938-1940—dea.]

COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

Black's Hotel, 1869-1888

BLACK’S HOTEL, 1869-1888



COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

La Casa Nevada, 1870 to Early '90's

LA CASA NEVADA, 1870 TO EARLY ’90’s

Snow’ House, on the flat between Vernal and Nevada Falls, accommodated the many users of the horse trail built by Snow in 1869

COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

The Stoneman House, 1889-1896

THE STONEMAN HOUSE, 1889-1896

“. . . . in 1887 the state built a four-story structure that would accommodate about one hundred and fifty guests”



COURTESY YOSEMITE PARK AND CURRY COMPANY

Glacier Point Hotel, 1917 to Date

GLACIER POINT HOTEL, 1917 TO DATE

“Highest Winter Resort in the World”

[Editor’s note: The Glacier Point Hotel burned down in 1969 —dea.]

COURTESY OF MRS. D. A. CURRY

Camp Curry, 1899 to Date

CAMP CURRY, 1899 TO DATE

Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Curry originated an idea in tourist service which revolutionized hostelry operation in Yosemite and other National Parks



COURTESY YOSEMITE PARK AND CURRY COMPANY

The Ahwahnee Hotel, 1927 to Date

THE AHWAHNEE HOTEL, 1927 TO DATE

PHOTO BY [James V.] LLOYD

The Boothe Lake High Sierra Camp, 1924 to Date

THE BOOTHE LAKE HIGH SIERRA CAMP, 1924 TO DATE

The unique system of high-country camps in Yosemite has grown from plans made by W. B. Lewis in 1923

[Editor’s note: This camp was moved and renamed Vogelsang High Sierra Camp. Vogelsang is German for “bird song”—dea.]



COURTESY OF SIERRA CLUB

The May Lundy Mine

THE MAY LUNDY MINE

Reports of the State Mining Bureau indicate that gold worth something like three million dollars was produced by the May Lundy Mine

COURTESY OF SIERRA CLUB

Mount Dana Summit Mine

MOUNT DANA SUMMIT MINE

Yosemite hikers who have climbed into that interesting summit region above Gaylor Lakes, no doubt, pondered over the origin of long-deserted rock cabins clustered about a deep mine shaft



COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

Galen Clark

GALEN CLARK

One of the first commissioners for Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, “Guardian of the Valley” for twenty-six years

COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

Gabriel Sovulewski

GABRIEL SOVULEWSKI

A living link between modern administration and the army management.



COURTESY YOSEMITE MUSEUM

Hunters in Yosemite

HUNTERS IN YOSEMITE

In 1896 destruction of both animals and plants was prohibited.

PHOTO BY HILEMAN

Stephen Tyng Mather

STEPHEN TYNG MATHER

“. . . with generous and far-seeing wisdom he has made accessible for a multitude of American their great heritage of snow-capped mountains, of glaciers and streams and falls, of stately forests and quiet meadows.”



PHOTO BY [James V.] LLOYD

The Yosemite Museum

THE YOSEMITE MUSEUM

This National Park Service institution is a gift of the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial through the American Association of Museums. It serves as a popular Yosemite guide for the 300,000 visitors who each year enter its doors. Within it are contained the historical items upon which this book is based. More than 300 donors have contributed to its accessions.

[Editor’s note: Today the Museum building is used for administrative offices and most of the photographs, paintings, and artifacts are locked away when it closed in 1967. The only museum space left is a room for an small Indian exhibit. —dea.]



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