Category: History

Get the Book Before the Movie

As a kid I was never one to wait for the movie. In fact, as soon as I heard

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Don’t Forget to Set Your TiVo

September is flying by and before you know it Christmas, yes I said the C-word, will be here. That's

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Being Yosemite’s First Protectors (video)

Here's a great video of Ranger Shelton Johnson talking about the Buffalo Soldiers, Yosemite's First Protectors, and what inspired

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The First Car in Yosemite

Oliver Lippincott became first motorist in Yosemite National Park, in his Locomobile steamer. Photo courtesy http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/. Although today is listed

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Catch Lee Stetson as John Muir in Yosemite Valley

Lee Stetson portrays John Muir. Photo by Edie Howe-Byrne. So if you can't make it up to Tuolumne Meadows this

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Who was John Conway?

Park visitors congregate at Glacier Point to enjoy the setting sun on Half Dome. Photo by Kwong Yee Cheng. Not

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Getting to the Top

In 1988 four friends decided to do something unheard of, climb to the top of a Giant Sequoia. This

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John Muir Still Yosemite’s Best Salesman

Ken Burns latest film "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" is full of breath taking footage of Yosemite and

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New Yosemite Nature Notes: Maps

If you've got some time check out the latest Yosemite Nature Notes in which Steve Bumgardner delves into Maps

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There’s Still Gold in Them Thar’ Hills

Many people may think the California Gold Rush ended in the 1850's when prospectors gave up mining and turned

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