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Wawona’s Yesterdays (1961) by Shirley Sargent


WAWONA CHRONOLOGY


1851 Nutchu Indian camp at Wawona “surprised and captured” by Mariposa Battalion led by Major James D. Savage.
1855 Mann brothers built toll horse trail from Wawona to Yosemite Valley. Finished in 1856.
1856 Galen Clark homesteaded, established crude overnight lodging-house at Wawona.
1857 Clark built an open bridge over South Fork of Merced River.
1864 Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Big Trees granted to California as public trust. Administered by Board of Commissioners.
1869 Edwin Moore acquired half interest in Clark’s Station.
1874 Washburn, Coffman and Chapman bought hotel, blacksmith shop, sawmill and open bridge from Clark and Moore, December 26.
1875 Stephen M. Cunningham grand marshal for parade celebrating opening of Wawona stage road from Wawona to Yosemite Valley, June 12.
1882 Washburn brothers formed Yosemite Stage & Turnpike Co.
1885 Artist Thomas Hill established studio at Wawona Hotel.
1888 Six feet of snow.
1890 Yosemite created a National Park.
1891 Army headquarters — Camp A. E. Wood — established of Wawona.
1892 Wawona school opened in May with James Hutchings’ daughter first teacher.
1895 State fish hatchery erected.
1904 Army began arboretum across river from Camp A. E. Wood.
1905 Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove re-ceded to US to become part of Yosemite National Park.
    Camp A. E. Wood abandoned as troops move to Yosemite Valley.
1914 Army withdrawal. Replaced by civilian rangers.
1916 Yosemite under jurisdiction of newly-created Notional Park Service. Last Washburn stagecoach driven by J. K. Ashworth in May.
1917 Nine-hole golf course, air strip and hotel building added.
1922 Camp Hoyle built on site of Army camp.
1925 Airplane landed on Wawona field, December 8.
1932 Wawona basin, 8,785 acres, bought by National Park Service.
    Wawona Hotel operated by Yosemite Park and Curry Co.
1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps established upper end Wawona Meadows.
1937 Flood.
1942 CCC discontinued.
1955 Flood wrecked Stella Lake and badly damaged covered bridge.
1957 Covered bridge authentically reconstructed.
1959 Old Yosemite buildings moved to Yosemite Pioneer Center at Wawona.
1961 Pioneer Center officially opened.


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