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Re: Historic El Portal Market burns to ground

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avatar Historic El Portal Market burns to ground
April 21, 2008 02:10PM
Bummer sad smiley

http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_9003228



Post Edited (04-21-08 14:11)
Re: Historic El Portal Market burns to ground
April 21, 2008 02:50PM
That's really a shame. Can't replace a thing like that. :-(





Wilderness forever,
Bruce Jensen
avatar Re: Historic El Portal Market burns to ground
April 21, 2008 03:36PM
My guess it is the same market that was up for lease?

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?f=1&i=3314&t=3314

I bet Mr Carter was glad he sold when he did!





Dan
avatar Re: Historic El Portal Market burns to ground
April 21, 2008 03:12PM
I think I know the market.



My National Geographic Trails Illustrated map for Yosemite shows that El Portal isn't even on Forest Service land. I wasn't all that aware that the NPS had offices in El Portal and apparently some sort of limited jurisdiction, even though it's outside of the park bounaries.
Re: Historic El Portal Market burns to ground
April 21, 2008 04:27PM
Another photo of the market before:

http://www.yosemitehikes.com/images/el-portal.jpg

This blog has photos of the blaze (scroll down to see them):

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=580646
avatar Re: Historic El Portal Market burns to ground
April 21, 2008 04:32PM
wow! that was some blaze! really sad to see something like that happen.
avatar Re: Historic El Portal Market burns to ground
April 21, 2008 10:29PM
Thanks for the link Rob

First reaction would be hanky-panky during a renovation, but no arson is suspected...I wouldn't dismiss it so easily considering the fight ongoing about renovations inside the park.
Re: Historic El Portal Market burns to ground
April 22, 2008 12:56PM
i bought my share of frozen pizza etc back in '78 '79 and '80 from there (R.I.P.)
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