Category: History

Yosemite Chapel Celebrating 130 Years

The Yosemite Chapel, located in Yosemite Valley, will be celebrating its 130th anniversary this Sunday, June 7. This date

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A Glimpse at the Yosemite of the Past

Dane sent me a link this weekend via Twitter to this really interesting film real from the 1940's. Yes,

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Got Plans Tuesday?

Got plans Tuesday night? If you're in Sacramento (California) head over to REI on Expo Parkway to see Shelton

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Ahwahnee Could Be Closed for Up To 2 Years

It's been a little busy around here what with taking the dog to the vet last week and my

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Photo of the Day: 14th Cavalry in Yosemite

Today's Photo of the Day is a really interesting photo Mark Holloway had posted to Flickr of the 14th

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Thomas Hill Painting of Yosemite Backdrop for Inaugural Luncheon

This years Inauguration Ceremonies of President-elect Barack Obama celebrate the 200th birthday (Feb. 12, 1809) of President Abraham Lincoln

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A Rare Gem from John Muir

While browsing the Library of Congress collection I came across this gem, an original article penned by John Muir

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The History and Mystery of Bower Cave

If you've ever read John Muir's writings about his summers spent in the Sierra and the wonderful adventures he

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Crane Flat Fire Lookout Closed for Repairs

Not many visitors know that you can visit the fire lookout at Crane Flat but from July 28 to

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19th Century Yosemite in 3D

BoingBoing: "Carleton Watkins was a critically-acclaimed landscape photographer in the 19th century. His photos of Yosemite are considered groundbreaking

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