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Re: 1872 Lone Pine earthquake - 500 Paiutes seek refuge in Hetch Hetchy Valley

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After the March 1872 Lone Pine earthquake Paiutes seek refuge in Hetch Hetchy Valley.

500 Paiutes seek sanctuary in Hetch Hetchy

The earthquake was so powerful it caused rock slides in Yosemite.


Lady Constance Gordon-Cummings

Lady Constance Gordon-Cummings was quite a prolific woman. She was only to stay in Yosemite for 3 days, but ended up staying for 3 months.

Gordon-Cumming visited Yosemite Valley in April 1878, after visiting Tahiti. She intended to visit for 3 days, but ended up staying 3 months. She says "I for one have wandered far enough over the wide world to know a unique glory when I am blessed by the sight of one . . ." She published her letters back home as Granite Crags in 1884. While in Yosemite Miss Gordon-Cumming also drew watercolor sketches, which she displayed in Yosemite Valley—making it first art exhibition in Yosemite.

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avatar Re: 1872 Lone Pine earthquake - 500 Paiutes seek refuge in Hetch Hetchy Valley
July 22, 2009 06:22PM
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Yosemite_Indian
The earthquake was so powerful it caused rock slides in Yosemite.

You don't think it caused earthquakes in Hetch Hetchy?
No doubt, but by the time the Paiutes got into Hetch Hetchy from other places there were probably not that many after shocks. So the Paiutes probably believed they were safe.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/22/2009 06:33PM by Yosemite_Indian.
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