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The Tioga Road; a History 1883-1961 (1961, 1980) by Keith A. Trexler


SOURCES OF INFORMATION

SCR—Sierra Club Bulletin
YNN—Yosemite Nature Notes published by Yosemite Natural History Association, (YNHA).
DFP—Daily Free Press, Bodie.
Supt Rept—Annual Reports of Supts and Acting Supts of Yosemite Nat’l Park.
All other sources are in Museum or Administrative files, Yosemite N. P.

1. Muir, John, The Mountains of California, 1894, The Century Co., N. Y.
2. Fitzwater, R. J., Final Report on two seasons excavations at El Portal, Mariposa County, California, 1962.
3. Davis, James T., Trade Routes and Economic Exchange Among the Indians of California, U. of Calif. Archaeological Survey, 1961.
4. Farquhar, F. P., Walker’s Discovery of Yosemite, 1942, SCB 27(4):35-49.
5. Russell C. P., 100 Years in Yosemite, 1959, YNHA.
6. Brockman, C. F., Development of Transportation to Yosemite, Part I, 1943, [YNN,] 22(6):49-56.
7. Ibid. Part II, YNN, 22(7):57-63.
8. Farquhar, F. P., Lee Vining, 1928, SCB, 13(1):83-85.
9. Bunnell, L. H., Discovery of the Yosemite, 1911, G. W. Gerlicher, Los Angeles.
9a. Interview with T. J. Hodgdon by C. P. Russell, 1927.
10. Farquhar, F. P., Place Names of the High Sierra, 1925, SCB, 12:126-247.
11. Ms., Elmira Parker, no date.
12. Brockman, C. F., Part III, YNN, 22(10):81-86.
13. Farquhar, F. P., Exploration of the Sierra Nevada, 1925, Calif. Dist. Soc., S. F.
14. Ms. “Trip across Yosemite in 1869,” no date.
15a. Hubbard, D. H., Ghost Mines of Yosemite, 1958, Awani Press, Fresno.
5a. Russell, C. P., Early Mining Excitements East of Yosemite, 1928, SCB, 13(1):40-53.
16. V. Gondos, Jr., to H. L. Bill, 1 Nov. 1954.
17. Mammoth City Herald, 3 Sept. 1879.
18. Hubbard, Fran, Road to Rusting Dreams, 1955, YNN, 34(7):86-91.
19. DFP, 20 July, 1882.
20. DFP, 18 August, 1882.
21. Ferretti, J. V., Surveying the Tioga Road 1948, YNN, 27(9)109-112.
22. Report of C. E. Barney, Mining Engineer for the Co., to Thos Bennett, Jr., President, Great Sierra Consolidated Silver Co. 1 Nov. 1883.
23. Thos. Bennett, Jr., Statement B., Relating to the Great Sierra properties, 15 Feb. 1890.
24. Ms., Celia Crocker Thompson, no date.
25. Homer Mining Index, 23 June 1883.
26. F. B. Morris to San Sing Wo (Sun Sun Wo) 11 Aug. 1883.
27. Lord, R. F., Report to Great Sierra Co., 5 Sept. 1881.
28. DFP, 22 April 1882.
29. Fresno Bee, 11 Aug. 1958.
30. Hoke Smith to John F. Lacey, 5 March 1896.
31. Tuolumne County Deeds, Vol. 24, p. 90.
32. Bill of Complaint, 9th Circuit Court, Northern Calif., (1912?).
33. Wilson and Wilson to 9th Circuit Court, (1912?).
34. Schlichtmann and Paden, Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite, 1959, YNHA.
35. Private Lands Survey, Y. N. P., Aug. 1931.
36. Ms., unsigned and undated.
37. DFP, 1 August 1878.
38. Uhte, R. F., Yosemite’s Pioneer Cabins, 1956, YNN 35(9): 134-143.
39. Ibid No. 5.
39a. Sierra Club Bulletin, April 1973, p. 30.
40. DFP, 26 July 1882.
41. Le Conte, J. N., The Soda Springs Property in the Tuolumne Meadows, 1913, SCB, 9(1):36-39.
42. Stornoway, L., Yosemite; Where to Go and What to Do., San Francisco, 1888.
43. Report No. 79, Great Sierra Consolidated Silver Co., 4 Aug. 1884.
44. C. E. Barney to W. C. N. Swift, 19 Oct. 1884.
45. Homer Mining Index, 2 June 1894.
46. Anon., Wagon Trips to the Sierra, 1901, SCB, 3:210-217.
47. Hutchinson, J. S., Round About Mt. Dana, 1901, SCB, 3:319-328.
48. Supt. Report 1801.
49. Supt. Report 1895.
50. Supt. Report 1896.
51. Supt. Report 1807.
52. Supt. Report 1905.
53. Ref. deleted.
54. J. T. McLean to Wilson and Wilson, 9 April 1908.
55. Report of the Yosemite Park Commission, Dec. 1904.
56. Supt. Report 1898.
57. Bill, 56th Congress, 2nd Sesseion, 1 March 1901.
58. S. 3064, 19 May 1896.
59. Report of the Commission on Roads in Yosemite N. P., 8 Feb. 1900.
60. Ise, J., Our National Park Policy, 1961, Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore.
61. Senate Report 863, 5 May 1896.
62. W. L. Littebrant to Sec’y of Interior, 8 July 1913.
63. Anon., Old Tioga Road to be Acquired, 1911, SCB, 8:132.
64. Maj. Forsyth to Sec’y of Interior, 16 April 1912.
65. WF. McClure to W. T. Littebrant, 15 July 1913.
66. Wilson and Wilson to Col. S. B. N. Young, 27 Oct. 1896.
67. C. C. Thompson to D. E. McHenry, 6 Feb. 1954.
68. Affidavit of W. C. Priest to Wilson and Wilson, 22 Oct. 1892.
69. Wilson and Wilson to Maj. H. M. Chittenden, 24 Aug. 1904.
70. Allen Webster to Frank Pierce, 12 Dec. 1907.
71. Mrs. H. R. Crocker to Maj. Benson, 7 Sept. 1907.
72. Mrs. H. R. Crocker to Maj. Benson, 28 Sept. 1907.
73. Ibid No. 72.
74. A. P. Dron to Mrs. Crocker, 25 Aug. 1908.
75. Deposition, State of Calif., Co. of San Joaquin, May Hall Crocker, Jan. 1912.
76. Biennial report Dept. of Highways, Sacramento, 1899.
77. Supt. Report 1907.
78. Biennial report Dept. of Highways, Sacramento, 1905.
79. Anon., Mono-Tioga Highway, 1909, SCB, 7:195.
80. Supt. Report 1910.
81. Maj. Littebrant to W. F. McClure, 2 June 1913.
82. Maj. Littebrant to W. F. McClure, 28 June 1913.
83. Sanley, J. N., Tioga Pass, 1941, Calif. Highways and Public Works, 19(7):4-7.
84. E. R. Foley to John C. Preston, 7 Feb. 1961.
85. Supt. Report 1913.
86. Ms., Townsley, F. S., “The First Automobile in Yosemite,” 1 Dec. 1941.
87. Sargent, Shirley, The Old Big Oak Flat Road, 1950, YNN, 29(7):68-71.
88. Shankland, Robert, Steven Mather of the National Parks, Copyright 1951, 1954. by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc, N. Y.
89. W. E. Colby to K. A. Trexler, 17 May 1961.
90. J. B. Wosky to Director, NPS, 23 Jan. 1936.
91. Report of the General Supt. and Landscape Engineer of NPS to Sec’y of Interior, Washington, D. C., 1950.
92. Supt. Report 1915.
93. Mather, S. T., National Parks - The Federal Policy, Past and Future, 1916, SCB, 10:97-101, 1922.
94. Supt. Report 1916.
95. Ms., Sovulewski Construction Reports, 1916 to 1922.
96. The California Motorist, June 1918.
97. Annual Report, Director of National Park Service, 1918.
98. Tioga Road File, Yos. Nat’l Park, 1920, 1930.
99. Yosemite Transportation System brochure, 1923.
100. W. B. Lewis to S. T. Mather, 28 June 1927.
101. Hall, Ansel F., Guide to Yosemite, Yosemite, 1920.
102. Circular Letter from W. B. Lewis, 4 June 1924.
103. Supt. Report 1925.
104. W. L. Huber to C. G. Thomson, 30 Jan. 1935.
105. Regional Director, NPS Region 4, to Director NPS 19 Nov. 1958.
106. Supt. Report, 1932.
107. Supt. Report, 1933.
108. Supt. Report, 1928.
109. Park Engineer to author, 1961.
110. Supt. Report, 1940.
111. Supt. Yosemite to Director NPS, 14 Nov. 1942.
112. F. A. Kittredge to C. D. Boothe, 14 June 1943.
113. G. Halliburton to Chief Ranger YNP, 10 Sept. 1958.
114. V. M. Frasier to Supt. of Parks, Washington, D. C., 12 Sept. 1948.
115. Travel News Bulletin No. 8, 16 May, 1947.
116. John C. Preston to G. Ballis, 20 July, 1954.
117. W. I.. Huber to C. L. Wirth, 4 June 1956.
118. Ms., Excerpts from Files re Tioga Road Controversy, 24 Nov. 1958.
119. Statement of John C. Preston to NPS Region Four Conference, Death Valley Nat’l M., 11 Jan. 1959.
120. NPS Information Service release, 10 July 1957.
121. Tioga Road File, Yosemite NP, 1957, 1958.
122. Conrad L. Wirth to Pauline Dyer, 3 Oct. 1958.
123. Statement of Director NPS before Sierra Club Officials SF, 24 Nov. 1958.
124. Fresno Bee, 4 Jan. 1959.


Cover photo: Along the Tioga Road, Yosemite Creek, circa 1925 following storm.
PHOTO CREDITS: Inside cover, pages 3, 4: D. H. Hubbard, NPS; 5, 11: C. C. Thompson; 17: R. H. Anderson, NPS; 18: F. W. Frost; 22: H. M. Albright; 23: R. N. McIntyre, NPS; 26, 27: K. A. Trexler, NPS; 12, 13: NPS; 6, 7, 9, 16, 21: unknown.


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