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Mary Curry Tresidder
Mary met her future husband, Donald B. Tresidder, while he was a med student working summers in Yosemite. He was briefly fired for taking her up the back side of Half Dome. They married June 17, 1920. Donald earned his M. D. and became president of Stanford University and the Yosemite Park and Curry Company, the private concessionaire for Yosemite National Park. After Mary’s husband died, Mary was elected president of Yosemite Park and Curry Company. Mary Tresidder was an intensely shy woman. She had a deep interest in botany and would frequently post notes about the latest flower blooms at the High Sierra Camps in summer. Mary Curry Tresidder died of a heart attack October 29, 1970 in her Ahwahnee Hotel suite, Yosemite Valley, California.
For more information on Mary Curry, the Curry Family, Camp Curry, and Yosemite Park and Curry Company, see Yosemite’s Innkeepers by Shirley Sargent (1975, 2000).
Mary Tresidder with Della Hoss
and one of her linoleum prints.
Mary Curry Tresidder (1893 - 1970), The trees of Yosemite; a popular account Revised edition (Stanford University Press, 1948). Copyright 1932 and 1948 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. Illustrated with 34 linoleum block prints by Della Taylor Hoss (1900 - 1997). LCCN 48007681. xiv+134 pages. Illustrated. 23 cm. Bound in fabricoid wrappers with red-brown printed spine and cover titles, with linoleum prints of a Sequoia cone. Library of Congress call number QK484.C2 T7 1948.
First edition printed in 1932 (LCCN 32016856). Reprinted by the Yosemite Natural History Association, 1963. The second (revised) edition, which differs with only minor changes, is used here.
Digitized by Dan Anderson, May 2005,
from a personal copy.
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—Dan Anderson, www.yosemite.ca.us
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