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avatar Historic Map
June 21, 2009 08:30PM


Automobile guide map of roads in Yosemite Valley, 1917.
From Department of the Interior pamphlet, "Automobile Guide Map Showing Roads in the Yosemite Valley," 1917.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/2009 08:45PM by eeek.
avatar 1917 Park Map
June 21, 2009 08:34PM
avatar Re: 1917 Park Map
June 21, 2009 11:03PM
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eeek
http://yosemitephotos.net/main.php/v/yosemite/yosemite-1917-map.jpg.html

I see. So back then Wawona wasn't in the Yosemite NP boundaries. I guess that might explain that section of private property in the Wawona area. Those property owners probably refused to sell the Park Service (must have been since the NPS was formed in 1916).

I'm curious what a map of Yosemite NP looked like when Devils Postpile was inside the boundaries. I've heard that mining interests forced the redrawing of the boundaries to tap gold deposits in the area.
avatar Re: Historic Map
June 21, 2009 09:24PM
I wonder what the "auto checking statons" and "read sign" cautions were all about?



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
Re: Historic Map
June 21, 2009 10:21PM
The Old Big Oak Flat Road was so narrow from Gentry's to the valley floor that traffic went up and down on different schedules.

I wrote my BA thesis on the development of transportation in Yosemite in 1971, and I encountered numerous mentions of the controls used. I also just snooped around my den until I found my copy of the thesis and observed a photocopy of the first Yosemite automobile permit issued to a Mr. Leach of Los Angeles on August 23, 1913.

A lot of changes!
avatar Park Map: 1929
June 21, 2009 11:50PM
avatar Re: Park Map: 1929
June 21, 2009 11:51PM
N.B. It says "Tuolumne Meadows Lodge and High Sierra Camp!
avatar Re: Park Map: 1929
June 22, 2009 07:17AM
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eeek
N.B. It says "Tuolumne Meadows Lodge and High Sierra Camp!

BETTER YET! The second map says "Merced Lake Lodge"

Rolling on floor laugh

Don't recall seeing the second one before. Don't think I have that one. Thanks
avatar Re: Park Map: 1929
June 22, 2009 07:20AM
My point exactly. It doesn't matter what you call it, it is what it is.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Park Map: 1929
June 22, 2009 07:22AM
Don't retreat too far... you might fall into that thar "compost" pit.

tongue sticking out smiley
avatar Re: Park Map: 1929
June 22, 2009 11:56AM
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mrcondron
My point exactly. It doesn't matter what you call it, it is what it is.

But what about White Wolf?
avatar Map of Big Trees Lodge site, 17 July 1920, revised 1923
June 22, 2009 12:08AM
avatar Yosemite National Park Map - 1931
June 22, 2009 12:30AM
avatar Valley Floor, 1939
June 22, 2009 12:37AM
avatar Yosemite Map, 1948
June 22, 2009 12:46AM
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