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Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
Pre-or post-World War II?
If you got it … flaunt it!

[Edit] How's about anything with nostalgic appeal really, say up to late 60s.

From my father's archives, photographs taken by his adoptive parents before he was born:













Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
Older than Donini ! .... & Lauria!!!!
Don Lauria

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Bishop, CA
Feb 2, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Barely!
martygarrison

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Washington DC
Feb 2, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
Wow. I am sure my Dad has some from the late 50's but not from 31!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
Barely!

Happy Birthday Champ!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:34pm PT
Marty:
Late 50s could fly, that be sort of postwar right?
I say slap it down.
John M

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Feb 2, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
We drove through the Wawona tunnel tree in the 60s. Is that old enough? :-) I need to ask my mother for pictures. She keeps saying that she will get them digitized. I think I will push her to do that this year.
donini

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Ouray, Colorado
Feb 2, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
Like the car. Hey....Lauria has me by ten years, i'm a mere puppy.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
John:
Early 60s sure why not.
Maybe cap at the Tet Offensive, 1968?

Charge up your scanners kids, frankly anything that oozes nostalgia should roll nicely.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 2, 2013 - 11:48pm PT
Lauria has me by ten years, i'm a mere puppy

True Dat.
You holdin'?
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 3, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Mouse be holdin'.

I'm posting two now, holdin' my good stuff.

These are easily found in Hank Johnston's Yosemite Memories.
Credit: FPS
The 1931 aerial view of Glacier Point shows the hotel and the terrifying sheer cliff where the Firefall fell.

Credit: FPS
The first airplane landed in Yosemite Valley in May 1919.

Flu, flew, Flue.
Chicken Skinner

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Yosemite
Feb 3, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Love the dog bone photo corner holders. And of course, the images too. Thanks Roy.

Ken
WBraun

climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Hey that's illegal .... 36 CFR 2.17 ^^^^^

Those guys in the plane will have to see the judge and be banned from the park.

:-)
Chicken Skinner

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Yosemite
Feb 3, 2013 - 01:18am PT
Landing that thing was probably easier than taking off. Ballsy. Werner, since when did you follow the rules?

Ken
weezy

climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 01:33am PT


pile of bark for the firefall






these are all from a "yosemite" search on shorpy.com

if you love old photos, definitely check out the whole site.

http://www.shorpy.com/


edit: don't know what's up with the links. i think shorpy doesn't allow embedding photos. just do a yosemite search on the site shorpy.com
BooDawg

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Butterfly Town
Feb 3, 2013 - 03:24am PT
You want some old pictures of Yosemite?

This one fit's into your time range; it's 1952, somewhere near Tioga Pass. I'm on the picture's left; my siblings Philip and Barbara are next to me.

Ken, Philip, and Barbara Boche, 1952, Near Tioga Pass.
Ken, Philip, and Barbara Boche, 1952, Near Tioga Pass.
Credit: BooDawg

Not to old, you say? You wanted WAY OLD pictures! OK! I get it!

Sorry about the quality; I've inherited this album from my mother whose grandmother, Hattie Muth McCoy probably took the photos between 1900 and 1907. Since Galen Clark, my Great-Great-Great Uncle, appears in at least two of the pictures, they had to be taken before his death in 1910. (Rebecca McCoy was Galen Clark's wife.)

The photos were in such bad shape that I have been debating about scanning them or just tossing them in the trash! So, Tarbuster, your thread here helped me to decide. However, I didn't scan them; I just snapped pictures of the pictures, then reduced the size of each to something reasonable for computers (about 400 X 600 pixels each). The pages in the album and the attached photos are somewhat wrinkled, and there are some holes that time has eroded into the pages and pictures. A more diligent scanning process might improve them somewhat...

My mom's letter, gifting these photos to me.
My mom's letter, gifting these photos to me.
Credit: BooDawg

Interesting to see how they were hand-labeled with a real fountain pen...

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Interesting how some of the old place-names have fallen into disuse. Anyone been to "Rocky Point," by that name?

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

Anyone seen a Chuck-Ah before? Even heard of one?

Credit: BooDawg

Anyone been up the Eagle Peak Trail?

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

More to come; it's hard keeping track of these; maybe I'm just getting old!
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 3, 2013 - 03:40am PT
Better!
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 3, 2013 - 04:04am PT
Wow. It's like a poker game. I hope nobody wins this one.
BooDawg

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Butterfly Town
Feb 3, 2013 - 04:07am PT
Yes, Better! I keep forgetting!

Credit: BooDawg

Ahh, summer in the Merced River, not in Merced!

Credit: BooDawg

And just where did the trail to Clouds' Rest go?

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

The left photo above shows my grandmother standing on the rock in the river.

Credit: BooDawg

Seems like Agassiz Column, above, is near the 4-Mile Trail, but it's not in Roper's Green Guide. Anyone know about its climbing history?

Credit: BooDawg

The above left pic looks like a smiling face. the one on the right has my grandmother standing like a speck on the overhanging rock.

Credit: BooDawg

Galen Clark in both photos. The left one may also contain Alexander Mc...
Galen Clark in both photos. The left one may also contain Alexander McKean McCoy, my great grandfather.
Credit: BooDawg

Pretty cool seeing Galen Clark in my family's photo album!

Credit: BooDawg

I think the caption refers to the trees, not the men... LOL!

Where's the tree that you can drive through?
Where's the tree that you can drive through?
Credit: BooDawg

No wonder that old tree fell over!

Credit: BooDawg

Anyone seen that "Stable Tree?" Looks like a water trough in there!

And last, but not the least is...

Credit: BooDawg

Actually, there is also a newspaper (origin unknown) clipping in the album which is quite interesting:

Credit: BooDawg

Credit: BooDawg

That's all Folks!

John M

climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 04:37am PT
Woot for Boodawg. I'm so glad that you didn't throw those away. I had heard of chuck-ahs. They are used for storing nuts.

http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/yosemite_indians_and_other_sketches/indians.html

And I have been up Eagle Peak. It is west of Yosemite falls. You go up the falls trail and then towards El Capitan.

BooDawg

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Butterfly Town
Feb 3, 2013 - 05:06am PT
John M: Thank you for your response. I know where Eagle Peak is and have been there myself. I'd just never heard mention of "The Eagle Peak Trail." I was speculating about whether my great-grandmother meant what we now call The Yosemite Falls Trail... Same with that "Clouds' Rest Trail."
mooser

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seattle
Feb 3, 2013 - 10:00am PT
This is a great thread! Thanks for starting it Tarbuster. And BooDawg, those are some great shots.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2013 - 10:27am PT
Mouse lands a doozy ...
Boo Dawg lays down quite a hand, Pre-World War I !!!

To the Bat Poles kids, into your Bat Caves: heat those scanners up and produce!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2013 - 10:29am PT
Weezy: your links are busted. Maybe try again please?
(If in photo bucket go for the [img] tags: IMG will be in capitals)

Yes, Shorpy is pretty cool.
mouse from merced

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Feb 3, 2013 - 11:24am PT
Ken, thanks a mill for the effort. I am impressed that you realize how important these family collections are.

Our culture as a whole has progressed or evolved in this state we live in so fast, that it's fun and educational to be able to realize our grandparents had dealings with Indians like the ones depicted in those quaint snapshots.

Out of all the early-model cameras like the Brownie, of which there were dozens, including the European models, there are likely only a few hundred collections of snaps of that sort and that wintage in the country. And here we have the marvels of engineering like our digital cameras and the computers to help edit in a few clicks. Grandad had to wait a week to see how over-exposed his roll was...No pressure. Just iron determination to get it right the next time.

Unfortunately, our family, living so close to the Park, only began frequenting there in the early sixties, so the photos are touristy and prosaic and mean little to me beyond sentiment. Funny tourist hats and shorts are not my idea of photos to accompany the ones above. Except to see the difference in coutoure between the cultures, sixties vs. this decade, where it's Bermuca vs Patagonia, whereas it used to be Bermuda vs Dirtbag...

Ken, I believe the word "chuck-ah" refers to the "mouse-proofs" surrounding the man in the photo, on legs, they kept the beasties from their acorn stashes. Check with Ben C. in the Yosemite Museum.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 3, 2013 - 11:33am PT
^^^
Unfortunately, our family, living so close to the Park, only began frequenting there in the early sixties, so the photos are touristy and prosaic and mean little to me beyond sentiment. Funny tourist hats and shorts are not my idea of photos to accompany the ones above.

Bingo.
But before this barge hits a sandbar, I'm sure we'll see plenty of those and that's okay too.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Feb 3, 2013 - 11:34am PT
Wow.....so GREAT!!!!! Another incredible thread, Tarbuster!

Perhaps we could persuade BooDawg to stop by your thread "Rewind: A life without climbing" to share his thoughts. He has some excellent perspective relative to your questions.
mouse from merced

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Feb 3, 2013 - 11:48am PT
I have some shots that are presentable, but they are not scanned yet.

I have important things to do today, like watching Stupor Bowl pimp reels on TV.

Scanning will have to wait, upstaged by "my homey" Justin and the Niners and "the read option."

edit: that was galling...



KP Ariza

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SCC
Feb 3, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Boo Yaw!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Feb 3, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
1950:
Rick A

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Boulder, Colorado
Feb 3, 2013 - 06:03pm PT
Good stuff, everyone!

A great reminder that summer's just around the corner.
mouse from merced

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Feb 6, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
Elk were fenced into a Yosemite meadow in an effort to build and prote...
Elk were fenced into a Yosemite meadow in an effort to build and protect the herd. It was moved to Inyo Co. in 1933 after a twelve year run in the Valley.
Credit: YRL collection
Ma, where's the airplane gonna land?
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Mrs. Lola Clark (no relation) and her Locomobile at Valley Vie...
Mrs. Lola Clark (no relation) and her Locomobile at Valley View in July, 1901. This was the fifth auto to enter Yosemite Valley.
Credit: Yosemite Museum collection
Farms in Yosemite?
Farms in Yosemite?
Credit: LA County Museum of Natural History
Before refrigeration, every Valley meadow except Bridalveil was plowed and planted for food or livestock grazing. Here a local citizen works the meadow below Yosemite Falls.
This is a 1904 Rambler.
This is a 1904 Rambler.
Credit: YM collection
Circa '05-'07.

Thanks again to Hank Johnston's fine work.
Gene

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:33pm PT
Credit: Gene

Mom and some rock in the early '60s.

g

Edit: I have a bunch of pictures of Dad's aunts in the Valley from the '20s. I'll have to find them and post.
BBA

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OF
Feb 8, 2013 - 10:58am PT
My grandfather worked in the valley from 1927-1946, so a lot of the family visited there and took pictures. Here are a couple of the Indian Village area my Mom took in 1931.

Credit: BBA

Credit: BBA

Usually all we get are images to wonder at, but in my effort to document my grandfather’s life and times, I received interesting detail. This photo and description came from one of my cousins who also lived in the valley in the 30's and 40's.

Credit: BBA

Tabuce (Maggie Howard) was a Paiute Indian woman of unknown age. My mother used to go to the Yosemite Indian Village (somewhat of a ghetto) to take flour sacks to her for collecting acorns. I remember her house, filled with sacks of acorns instead of furniture. Grandma Kat [Jeanne] was a good friend of Tabuce. We would often walk to the museum garden in summer. At the back of the garden was a sort of Indian display... bark teepee, dance area and cooking circle. Tabuce sat on a big flat stone in the cooking area, sometimes grinding acorns in stone indentations, cooking the acorns in cooking baskets to remove the bitterness, mashing them up, then forming acorn patties to bake on very hot rocks. When they were done, she sprinkled them with tart, red, ground [Manzanita] berries. I really loved them! Most tourists didn't. Almost every time we visited Tabuce, Grandma would go to Boysen's (next to Ansel Adams' Best Studio) where she'd buy vanilla ice cream cones for the three of us. I treasure the memory of watching Tabuce and Grandma sitting side by side on the rocks enjoying the treat. Few words were ever spoken. Not needed, I suppose.
Several Paiute children went to Yosemite School with me. The men were mostly road workers. They weren't allowed to buy or drink alcohol.


I have a lot of Yosemite history at this link which is one of the volumes of my grandfather's life.

https://sites.google.com/site/katbiography/volume-iv
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 8, 2013 - 11:01am PT
Bill's holding!
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Best thread-ever? Holly schizzle!

Are there more farming, agriculture and logging photos out there? Anybody have any homesteading information? In 1906, the forest homestead act was enacted yet Glacier National Park was created in 1910, so we had about a hundred homesteaders that suddenly found themselves within the National Park. Most visitors come to these parks and think they are untouched, pristine wilderness without having an appreciation of the cultural history that preceded.

Anyway, thanks for sharing; love the old stuff.

Arne
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Feb 8, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
These came to us by way of my grandparents, after their passing. They hung in our central stairwell for the last 17 years.

Credit: Edge

Credit: Edge
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 8, 2013 - 04:35pm PT
Those are very beautiful and placid photos.

The pair is a good reflection on your family's taste.

I've been raiding Merced's thrift stores and collectibles shops for Yosemite cards and photos, etc. I'm going to have to get out to Atwater and to Le Grand here one of these days.

Steve Grossman

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Seattle, WA
Feb 8, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
The Packrat within...
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2013 - 10:27am PT
BBA cuts through the forum Chossapalooza and scores a big one!
Go to his link kids, there's a book in there.


From the US Government Printing Office, 1927:






mouse from merced

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Feb 10, 2013 - 04:50am PT
The AdAmAn Club pose on their annual hike up Pike's Peak, above Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. They wear laced boots, striped, knit hats, and tall socks; one holds skis and a dog; another has a bedroll on his back.
1926 or 27.
1926 or 27.
Credit: Harry L. Standley
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 10, 2013 - 05:11am PT
Credit: Denver Public Library
15th Inf. training in Washington, WWII.
Credit: DPL
Searching for the what? Where?
Credit: DPL
We'll let them see the whites of our eyes and that's all.
CHEESE!
CHEESE!
Credit: wordpress
And try to find the guys in this shot. I can't.
BBA

climber
OF
Feb 10, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
I posted some old winter photographs on the Wawona Tunnel Thread:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2066091&tn=20#msg2068959
mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
BBA, thanks. I haven't visited the Tunnel Thread in weeks. Good stuff from a way-backer.

Here are some scans from old Sierra Club Bulletins & not necessarily related directly to Yosemite except by being in the same range or on the same continent.
Credit: mouse from merced
Fourth Recess, by Cedric Wright.
Fourth Recess, by Cedric Wright.
Credit: mouse from merced
Sierra Meadow, by Cedric Wright.
Sierra Meadow, by Cedric Wright.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Four Robinsons, Bestor 2nd from left, 1950s.
Four Robinsons, Bestor 2nd from left, 1950s.
Credit: mouse from merced
and my favorite
Sierra Campfire, by Cedric Wright.
Sierra Campfire, by Cedric Wright.
Credit: mouse from merced
All are taken from the SCB before it was up-sized in the fifties.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
I dragged Mathew Brady up Half Dome where he took my picture...

Credit: Reilly
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Mar 9, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
this is the worst thread i've ever seen on this supertopo! :) just kidding..

great pictures. even better are the indan shots.
stonefly

Social climber
Alameda, California
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:16pm PT
Credit: stonefly

Reads "Tuolumne Pass" on back of print. ex-Lewis Clark. Photo c.1929
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Mar 9, 2013 - 09:05pm PT
Agassiz Column

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1228282

http://yosemitenews.info/forum/read.php?3,47695,47916



http://www.csus.edu/indiv/s/slaymaker/Archives/stereoview/Geology/NaturalBeauty/Parks/Yosemite/Agassiz/Agassiz.htm
BBA

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OF
Mar 9, 2013 - 11:33pm PT
Here are three photos from 1928-1929. My grandfather went to work for the Yosemite Park and Curry Company in 1927. His car got up to the valley, probably driven by his son. My grandfather was challenged to the extreme when it came to driving. The car just sat there in the Old Village in front of the Sentinel Hotel gathering dust or snow, depending on the season.

A film crew showed up to do some work on a serial, something quite popular then, and my grandfather was given to show them around. A big attraction in movies way back when was a car going off a cliff. One thing led to another...

The car gathering snow

Credit: BBA

My grandfather interacting with the film's stars (he's on the ground)

Credit: BBA

With all the interaction, his payoff was to sell the car to the film company and they shoved it off a cliff, probably on one of the roads leading out of Big Meadow (West of the Valley).

Credit: BBA

I mentioned a link earlier in this thread, and full details of this little story are there on page 24-29.

mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 10, 2013 - 07:16am PT
John Muir and Paiutes.
John Muir and Paiutes.
Credit: The Hive/MoBee
Nellie Jim-Charlie, Mi-Wok.  Besa Yoona, as she was known to her peopl...
Nellie Jim-Charlie, Mi-Wok. Besa Yoona, as she was known to her people, and her family entered Hetch Hetchy and roamed Yosemite and the east side.
Credit: theHive/MoBee

Avery Burns Collection.
BBA

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OF
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:55am PT
These shots are of a hike up Half Dome in August 1928 by my Mom and two friends. Two things are notable about the trip, the trail apparently went by Lost Lake which is far from its current location, and aside from the girls, no one was on the cables.

Credit: BBA

Credit: BBA

Credit: BBA

Credit: BBA

Credit: BBA

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
I have some old black and white pictures of getting across the bergshrund onto to the rock the first time i did El Cap. It was definetly the crux....good thing that the glacier is gone and today's climbers don't have to deal with it.....definetly R. I'll see if i can find them and get them scanned.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 11, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Bill, that was a wonderful share: Everyone should get to lace on a pair of the boots the girls are sporting!

Jim, don't tell me you lost the slides from the earlier ice age, please!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Still can't find them, i think they may have gone down with the Ark.

Or, then, did the Ark go down?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 12, 2013 - 02:35am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Mar 12, 2013 - 09:37am PT
I just found this book that I forgot I even owned. 'The binding is in pretty rough shape, but I think it deserves a gentle read-through.

Credit: Edge

Credit: Edge

Credit: Edge

Credit: Edge
BBA

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OF
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:48pm PT
In researching Yosemite in the 1930's, I came across a book by Fernando Peñalosa (Yosemite in the 1930s) in which he said he spent hours and hours in the Library in the Museum building, and he had a photograph of the tables he sat at. Interestingly enough, these tables were made by my grandfather, William Kat, under contract with the Park Service and today reside at the Mariposa Museum along with some of the other furniture he made.

Image use was granted by the US Park Service as long as credit is give...
Image use was granted by the US Park Service as long as credit is given.
Credit: BBA
pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Mar 16, 2013 - 01:25am PT
Thanks for all the wonderfully pictures of Yosemite.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 17, 2013 - 08:38pm PT
A short thread from former olden days of yore, as if yesteryear.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1059008&msg=1957333#msg1957333

Checking the Abebooks listings the Wilson book is a fairly common item, some versions from 1922 are listed. I hope you didn't pay more than ten for that fallen-apart old thing, but it's a pleasant thing to own, regardless.

^^^^For the burning dude.
Old-timey dial telephone.
Old-timey dial telephone.
Credit: mouse from merced


mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 7, 2013 - 12:40am PT
Edit (4-24-13):  It's not California.  It is Burroughs with th...
Edit (4-24-13): It's not California. It is Burroughs with the beard, and it is Henry Ford in the black hat.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is John Burroughs, the most famous nature writer of his day.
http://www.pbs.org/harriman/1899/1899_part/participantburroughs.html

It's taken here locally, I'm told. Don't know where, but there's a prominent foothill sticking into the background...

I'm not sure who else is involved or in the picture or who took the picture, because wasn't paying much attention. This was lifted off a computer screen.

I was too involved in dickering for this photo, a 20 x 16 of the Upper Yo Fall in winter shot from a helicopter rented by a professional man named Clark, working for the University of California during the selection process for the newest UC campus location in the 90s.
The whole photo wouldn't fit the scanner, of course.
The whole photo wouldn't fit the scanner, of course.
Credit: mouse from merced

It's not that back in the day at all, but it's way-cool!

Check the others out over at The Flames' camp.

Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 12:15am PT
Much thanks to Mouse et al. Who've been contributing such jewels to keep this thread going!
BBA: I love those trestle tables.

mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 9, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
I came across this batch in a one dollar bin in an antiques and collectibles mall. They are courtesy of Stranded Oil of Oklahoma & Nebraska.

This spiral bound picture set was a promotion for Standard Oil Station, and Chevron Gas Stations in 1947. The idea was to collect pictures at gas stations as you were traveling, and filling up at the gas stations. Each is a scenic view from various parts of the country. So these images are from 1946-47, older than I.

Part ofThe See Your West Scenic View Series in all its rotogravure glory--somebody else got to these first or we'd have had some Yosemite shot, likely.

East Rosebud Creek.   Standard Oil Portfolio.
East Rosebud Creek. Standard Oil Portfolio.
Credit: mouse from merced
Mt. Baker.
Mt. Baker.
Credit: mouse from merced
Skoki Ski Lodge.
Skoki Ski Lodge.
Credit: mouse from merced
Mt. Moran.
Mt. Moran.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lake Wallowa.
Lake Wallowa.
Credit: mouse from merced
Lake Chelan.
Lake Chelan.
Credit: mouse from merced
The back of one of the Standard Oil Co. sheets, which are pics glued o...
The back of one of the Standard Oil Co. sheets, which are pics glued on one side of their back to the description offered along with a map of Standard's holdings out west.
Credit: mouse from merced
Never heard of Calso, myself.
Never heard of Calso, myself.
Credit: mouse from merced
See ya, SOON.
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 10:03pm PT
Some really nice retouching to be seen in that last batch!
The faux signage hanging off of El Capitan upthread a ways is awfully cute as well.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 16, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
Far, far away in time,
To Half Dome we climb.

An adventurous group around the time of the first world war's ending, from a book/album labeled 1918.

Party on Half Dome cables about 1918.  Photo provided by Skip Johnson.
Party on Half Dome cables about 1918. Photo provided by Skip Johnson.
Credit: mouse from merced
Second from left is Carmella Collins Johnson, who was Norton Johnson's first wife. Norton took this photo. He is Skip Johnson's adoptive father, who adopted young Skip at a late age. This is why Skip's house is a trove of old stuff.

Here's Yosemite Falls, same album.
Lowered Yosemite Falls.  It's always been channeled.  Of course it's b...
Lowered Yosemite Falls. It's always been channeled. Of course it's been chopped. And it's full race, too. It's a 1918. Got it from a Ranger.
Credit: mouse from merced
Skip's a notorious motorcycle enthusiast and he likes old cars, too. Bikes are his collectibles, though.

He thinks the Indian in the Yosemite Museum's the one from El Portal's RR exhibit. He's probably right.
mouse from merced

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Apr 24, 2013 - 06:28am PT
Baskets by Yosemite Indians.
Baskets by Yosemite Indians.
Credit: Yosemite Campers
Yosemite Indian Field Days - June Lake, in Mono County. Since the best Yosemite Indian baskets came from the Mono Lake Paiutes. Yosemite NPS held the Yosemite Field Days at June Lake by Mono Lake and every winner for Yosemite Indian baskets was always a Yosemite-Mono Lake Paiute. The majority of the basketmakers of Yosemite resided in both Yosemite and Mono Lake. They would go back and forth, like they had done for eons. Their parents lived mainly in Paiute areas or they did. They were mostly born around Mono Lake and other Paiute areas. Not in Mariposa County...and not Miwok.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Great photos Mouse!!! I can't help but think.....those people on the cables are no longer here, the cables will soon (geologic time) be gone but Half Dome has " relative" permanence.
mouse from merced

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Apr 29, 2013 - 07:32am PT
Ca. 1941.
Ca. 1941.
Credit: mouse from merced

Eureka! I managed to find the one I really wanted to find, and there are three more waiting just like this one.

Credit: mouse from merced
The Standard Oil See Your West Scenic Views Set, twenty-five different photos.

"Usmati, meaning grizzly bear."
There is not room to show it, but at the bottom, below C B Glasscock's...
There is not room to show it, but at the bottom, below C B Glasscock's signature is this attribution to him, dated December 1941. CBG penned this timeless prose for Standard Oil.

Believe It or Not!
Credit: mouse from merced
This thing's older than Donini by less than two years.

And we are back to Valley View.

Previous generation.
Previous generation.
Credit: Troybuster
Quite a spin.
mouse from merced

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May 2, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
From Along Sierra Trails by Joyce and Josef Muench, 1947.
Josef Muench photos.
Josef Muench photos.
Credit: mouse from merced

Thanks, Sierra (Nevada optional) Ledge Rat!
mouse from merced

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May 5, 2013 - 01:29am PT
Again, imagery calls
Again, imagery falls
Into my lap.

"Oh, Ansel," imagery calls,
"the Westons are here!"
From California and the West by Charis Wilson Weston and Edward Weston...
From California and the West by Charis Wilson Weston and Edward Weston. C. 1940. Images from 1937, '38.
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

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May 5, 2013 - 02:12am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Of course this is Arrowhead Arete, AS WE NOW KNOW IT.

This struck me as I read "YOSEMITE" on the caption, but that was it, there was nothing to indicate the name of this particular feature, just that one word.

I then realized that this photo must have been taken by someone unfamiliar with the local name of what is called Castle Cliffs, commonly. I believe it is an older name than Arrowhead, but would have to check.

Ansel may not have known or he may have said something. One can only speculate.

Leading to this other by the Westons. I think it is of the Minarets.
Credit: mouse from merced

edit: Next morning, as I am reading Charis Weston's description of the travel and events covered in California and the West, it comes out that Weston was the recipient of a $2,000 Guggenheim Fellowship, the first photographer to ever be awarded one. It is no wonder when people had been saying things about Weston and his work such as, "Photography is beginning to be photography, for until now it has only been art."

During this period the Westons made seventeen separate trips, travelled over 16,000 miles, and Weston made 1,260 negatives. A second year was funded by the Guggenheim based on this record of accomplishment.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Weston

When you look at the work of Muench and Weston, the one is a tourism promoter and his wife's prose is loaded, bloated in fact, with adjectives and adverbs and most shots are "stock" views.

In the case of Charis' writing, she tells the story in an engaging manner, and the photos are much more artistic and creative. Their reproduction is far superior, obviously.

We need both kinds of people, tourists and artists, just as there's a place for each type of photograph. It's a huge world, just seems to be shrinking.

Again thanks to Skip Johnson of Merced, for the loan of this book.
mouse from merced

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May 6, 2013 - 03:18am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Isaac Minor owned a quarry. This granite boulder was native to Humboldt Co. and was split and sectioned by imported Italian quarrymen for use in Minor's mausoleum. Due to his dying out of the area, he is believed to be the only member of his family not buried in the tomb.

Believe It or I'm Telling Mummy!
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - May 6, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
Much thanks Mouse, for fattening the album and pasting the historic prose!
throwpie

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 6, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Yours truly, Badger Pass
Badger Pass circa 1958
Badger Pass circa 1958
Credit: throwpie
mouse from merced

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May 10, 2013 - 11:38am PT
The informed know Throw is a throw back to the way back. He's also one of the balancinest guys in the land and can he land them, whether on a skateboard, a skim board, a surf board, a sail board, and on snow boards, I'm not sure, but those boards he's on at Bagger are about to be schooled.

1958? You were like seven or eight. Tubular.

Jim Shirley posted these to me hier soir. He writes about his father, Howard Shirley, who recently ceased being here:

"Howard worked one summer as a packer's helper. I think this was between 1936 and 1938 (he would have been 17-19 years old). It looks like these pics came from a trip with our grandpa Frank Shirley. I'm not sure where the trip went but my guess would be to Rae Lakes and the Kearsarge Pinnacles. It should be possible to tell from the photos, if we could go to these places and compare them.

The wrangler is Howard (almost certainly) and the good buds are Howard and Frank (unless I am sadly mistaken). The hunter looks like Frank holding our old Marlin 22 rifle (which I still have).

I tell my kids that they have a long history of mountain-lovers in their ancestry. John Mattson has lantern slides showing Frank's dad, Henry Shirley, on a trip in the 20's. So Henry, Frank, Howard, me, and Kat and Mary cover 5 generations."

Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Thank you, Jim and family.




mouse from merced

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Jun 15, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Angels Wings, aptly named.
Angels Wings, aptly named.
Credit: mouse from merced
An angel from the twenties hoping to earn her wings.
An angel from the twenties hoping to earn her wings.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Roy Rogers, Regum cowboys, and Triggerfolium palominensis at the Tourn...
Roy Rogers, Regum cowboys, and Triggerfolium palominensis at the Tournament of Roses.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Sierra [Nevada] Wave.
The Sierra [Nevada] Wave.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
mouse from merced

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Jun 15, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Thank you, old National Geographic collectors.
go-B

climber
Hebrews 1:3
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#306977
What meadow!
ß Î Ø T Ç H

climber
Jun 15, 2013 - 11:59pm PT
One of my photos from the 80s. Short scramble off 4 mile trail I think.
Credit: ß Î Ø T Ç H
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jun 16, 2013 - 12:12am PT
hey there say, tarbuster and mouse...

this is a very sweet wonderful and adventure of the heart, share...

thanks so very much!!!
god bless with more open doors, for these neat finds...
thanks again!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 16, 2013 - 12:32am PT


DMT
Tarbuster

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Topic Author's Reply - Jun 16, 2013 - 02:02am PT
The Firefall!
Had never seen direct evidence until now. How fun!

This thread proves to be a consistent treasure trove!
Big thanks to Mouse and of course by extension Howard and Frank Shirley!
Terrific rainbow over the Grand Canyon of The Tuolumne BTW.

'Special place in my heart of hearts for Roy Rogers at the Tournament of Roses or sauntering down whatever dusty trail may yet exist in our vaulted memories.
stonefly

Social climber
Alameda, California
Jun 16, 2013 - 10:11am PT
In Style! Guessing c 1920.
In Style! Guessing c 1920.
Credit: stonefly
BBA

climber
OF
Jun 16, 2013 - 10:40am PT
Here is the same model vehicle up at Wawona. My aunt (standing right rear) worked there in the summer of 1929 at age 16, and she and the other employees are pictured.

Credit: BBA

Moving forward to 1943 in WWII when almost no one visited the Valley, a jeep was a treasured item. At the time the valley also had taxi service, but I've got no pictures. My Mom is on the left front hood, and I am in the lap of the driver.

Credit: BBA

Since we are all climbers here, a shot of BBA bouldering in 1943 behind my grandparents Old Village house.

Credit: BBA

Here is a shot of farming in the valley (someone mentioned Valley agriculture upstream)

Credit: BBA
mouse from merced

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Jun 16, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
El Tronador del Rey de los Gauchos, Roy.

Credit: mouse from merced
Roy, mi amigo, is either o' these hombres the Kat that ate yur new boots?

!Arriba!
mouse from merced

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Jun 16, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
Since Tarbuster's such a great dude, I'm publishing some more cowboying shots to show my appreciation.
From 1929 article in NG.  "Buenos Aires to Washin'ton by Horse" by A.F...
From 1929 article in NG. "Buenos Aires to Washin'ton by Horse" by A.F. Tschiffely.
Credit: mouse from merced
From the same article.  1929.
From the same article. 1929.
Credit: mouse from merced

Credit: mouse from merced
This historic shot shows the first recorded use of Da Brim in action in Switzerland. Notice he's tied the side up so he can see the rocks as they come falling down on his protective beret.

Beret~belay, and check out this set-up.
Credit: mouse from merced
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jun 17, 2013 - 05:09am PT
Tarbuster, Boo-Dawg, Mouse from Merced and others, excellent photos.

I have also heard of chuck-ahs having done a course in 1975 on Miwoks at Columbia College (then Columbia Junior College, quarter system now semester I believe) (as well as courses on Californian Indians and North American Indians).

At Columbia College there is a Me-Wuk Cultural Centre. Miwok, Me-Wuk, several ways of spelling the people/'tribe'. It is well worth visiting.

I can see why they traded acorns for salt (from Mono Lake) with the Paiutes and Mono people, as part of the course we had to make mashed acorns (using the mortar 'cup' and stone pestle at the Miwok centre on campus) and talk about tasteless, one needs salt or something. (I wonder if there was wild garlic in those days, sure would help, but yes mixing with berries and stuff the 'pancakes' we made were better.)

Sorry I do not have any vintage photos of Yosemite.

EDIT I have been looking for photos of Miwoks, especially the Ahwahnechee (Paiute?). I'll try to post some.

There is still some debate if the Ahwahnechee were Paiute (probably) or Miwok, or perhaps the tribes commingled in the Valley and intermixed.
mouse from merced

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Aug 27, 2013 - 12:34am PT
An old Ford in a camp in Yosemite, 1946.
An old Ford in a camp in Yosemite, 1946.
Credit: mhallack on SHORPY "always something interesting"
Nilepoc

Big Wall climber
Tx
Aug 27, 2013 - 10:31am PT
Getty images is holding some in the public domain.

http://search.getty.edu/gateway/search?q=Yosemite&cat=highlight&highlights=%22Open%20Content%20Images%22&rows=10&srt=&dir=s&dsp=0&img=0&pg=1
mouse from merced

Trad climber
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Sep 17, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
What's up with 1931? Well, its mojo is powerful.
Mojo wagon.
Mojo wagon.
Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.supertopo.com/forumsearch.php?v=0&cur=0&ftr1=1931&ftr2=&ftr3=&ftr4=&scope=topics

From the files of Pop Laval out of Fresno.

He's a pioneer in many things photographic, aerial, movies & such. But he wasn't around to take these all. He had binders/files. And more patience than anyone but another photographer realizes.

Fresno is a tool.
Call it a "Fresno."  We know it's function.  And that's the hard way t...
Call it a "Fresno." We know it's function. And that's the hard way to drill. They're all hard ways. He's not "spudded in" yet, so the horses are still hitched.
Credit: mouse from merced

Modesto had a really royal arch.
Modesto, upon a time in the Twenties...
Modesto, upon a time in the Twenties...
Credit: mouse from merced

Bagby had a dam and a mill but was inundated...
Baggy Baby Millis Bumpers.  Bagby Benton Mills Bee-bopper.
Baggy Baby Millis Bumpers. Bagby Benton Mills Bee-bopper.
Credit: mouse from merced

Midpines was nearly hyphenated.
He means MIDPINES.
He means MIDPINES.
Credit: mouse from merced

The Wawona Grove had a drive-thru, a shill...
Mules in a magic act, moving a wagon though a Sequoia.
Mules in a magic act, moving a wagon though a Sequoia.
Credit: mouse from merced

With no ticket I'd be there still!
Credit: mouse from merced

His mojo was extremely powerful.
Credit: mouse from merced

So are his historic photos.
Claude C. "Pop" Laval.  1882-1966.  Innovator.
Claude C. "Pop" Laval. 1882-1966. Innovator.
Credit: mouse from merced
Thanks, Pop!

Wiki-freaks:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_%22Pop%22_Laval






mouse from merced

Trad climber
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Dec 28, 2013 - 11:39am PT
FIRE! On the RIM!
This is gold. It features the man who ran the ski ops at Gabber Bass, the fine gentleman, Nick Fiorefall. In the purple ball cap.
The old new road into the Valley from El Portal, ca. 1912, I believe.
The old new road into the Valley from El Portal, ca. 1912, I believe.
Credit: mouse from merced
Before asphalt or concrete, even. The crank telephone of highways.
The Dog-Faced Rock, Fido.  You must have faith.
The Dog-Faced Rock, Fido. You must have faith.
Credit: mouse from merced
One of the official Yosemite Guardians.
D.K. Stoddard, transportation without a hassle, into Yosemite.
D.K. Stoddard, transportation without a hassle, into Yosemite.
Credit: mouse from merced
First wagon to pass through Arch Rock.
His photo's just across from Wilma McDaniels, the Okie Poet, and don't...
His photo's just across from Wilma McDaniels, the Okie Poet, and don't you think they don't have lively discussions when the museum closes...I've heard'em!
Credit: mouse from merced
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, to TARBUSTER!
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Dec 28, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
Thomas Hill: One of my favorite artist.
Credit: Internet
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Dec 28, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.
Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake
Credit: Charlie D.
Credit: Charlie D.

I ended up with an exemplary collection of turn early 1900's photos from an Oakland family album. My uncle got it from a film studio in Hollywood and understood the studio purchased it at an estate sale, the above photos are some of the images of Yosemite. Hard to believe there was no one left of what must of been a very well established family in Oakland. The Studebaker on Glacier Point was a stunt for the car company and is the only reproduction in the entire album the rest are originals.
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
Dec 28, 2013 - 11:00pm PT
Bump for old photo's.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 30, 2014 - 04:25am PT
Yosemite Chapel.
Yosemite Chapel.
Credit: George Fiske.
Stoneman House, 1886-1896 (fire).  Located at Boling's Point & Spring.
Stoneman House, 1886-1896 (fire). Located at Boling's Point & Spring.
Credit: Yosemite National Park Collection
"Because leaseholds could not be granted for more than a ten-year period, many Yosemite Valley hotelkeepers were loathe to invest much money in needed repairs or improvements. The possibility always existed that, after such work was done, their lease would not be renewed and their successor would be the only one to benefit.

Due to the inability in the 1880s of the existing hotels to accommodate visitors in the more pretentious style desired by its legislators, the state decided to appropriate funds for a new four-story hotel to house 150 guests. The state would lease the new facility to someone under the commissioners’ control and subject to removal if necessary.

The twenty-sixth state legislature appropriated forty thousand dollars for the project in 1885, and the next year construction commenced on the Stoneman House, named for the former governor of California.

According to Lafayette Bunnell, the Stoneman House, erected at Boling’s Point and Spring, occupied the earlier site of Capt. John Boling’s race course and exercising grounds. While that second expedition of the Mariposa Battalion sojourned in the valley and explored the Sierra, the soldiers exploited various avenues of recreation, among them exercising the animals..."
The lay-out at Stoneman House.  What a riot!
The lay-out at Stoneman House. What a riot!
Credit: mouse from merced
From the NPS Library
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/yosemite_resources/state_grant.html#page_88
Happy Trails.
mouse from merced

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Jan 30, 2014 - 04:50am PT
George Anderson's home transplanted to Wawona History Center.  The rem...
George Anderson's home transplanted to Wawona History Center. The remains of his blacksmith shop were cleared away by the NPS in 1957 from where it had long fallen into disuse.
Credit: mouse from merced
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/pioneer-yosemite-history-center/anderson_home.html

And from another of the Trail Builders, one Geo Anderson, following in Mr. Snow's footsteps, we eventually get to the top of Laff Dome.

In 1882 George C. Anderson contracted with the Yosemite commissioners and began construction on a trail up the north bank of the Merced River from Happy Isles Bridge to Vernal Fall.

He originally planned to build the trail all the way up the north side to the top of the falls near Snow’s hotel, but when costs began to run way over budget and the trail ran into a granite cliff through which it would be necessary to blast, the commission ordered the project stopped.

In 1885 the commissioners had a connection built from a point on Anderson’s trail uphill to a new bridge below Vernal Fall, across which it joined the Snow Trail. Anderson’s abandoned trail left the present path about three hundred feet below the bridge at Vernal Fall and continued uphill—broad, substantial, and wide as a wagon road — until it ended abruptly in a grove of trees.
The earlier south trail along the Merced ultimately fell into disuse. Anderson built a blacksmith shop along his trail that is mentioned in some of the old commissioners’ reports. Its remains were cleaned up by National Park Service crews in 1957.

A surprise for you is on this link. Guess what?
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/yosemite_resources/images/illustration_29.jpg
mouse from merced

Trad climber
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May 9, 2014 - 07:50am PT
Ads from old National Geographics.
June '29.
June '29.
Credit: mouse from merced
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Credit: mouse from merced
June '29. <br/>
June '29.

Credit: mouse from merced


Tarbuster

climber
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Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2014 - 12:16pm PT
Vintage Nick Fiore on film!
A Studebaker hanging 10 on glacier point ...
The Stoneman House.

We be holdin'!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 9, 2014 - 04:01pm PT
We be singin', too, Roy.

Sometimes Shirley [Sargent] would teach folk songs or college drinking songs to young people riding in the back of her car, as a way of dispelling boredom.

Parents must have protested some of the bawdier songs, no doubt to little avail, for when she was not working,
Shirley was into fun.

She had liked to sing at least since her college days. She especially loved to sing at Christmas time,
with noted Yosemite musician Tom Bopp at the piano of the Wawona Hotel.

Shirley liked Yosemite songs such as "I'm Strong for Camp Curry," to which she knew all the words. She would also get very nostalgic about the now abandoned Firefall.

As Tom wrote...
"I'd call from the piano, 'Helllllooo Glaaacierr! to which she would answer 'Helllooo, Currrrry!; and then 'Let the fire fall!!!!!'; after which I was obliged to perform the 'Indian Love Call.'"

HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
May 10, 2014 - 01:30pm PT
BooDawg
Awesome pics. Have you thought of letting the Museum copy them? Especially the Indian related ones?
Beautiful writing on the notes. Way Back when penmanship was important. (I should talk, my scribble is unintelligible to me)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 21, 2014 - 06:15pm PT
Tarbuster, you ever play Musical Chairs on Horseback?


mouse from merced

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May 21, 2014 - 06:36pm PT
The Upski Tow at Badger Pass and dog-sledding in the Valley.

A fine historical look at our Chinese heritage in Yosemite. Thank you, Ranger Chan. This was very well-done and there are tons of old photos used.
Sing Peak, on the border of Yosemite, is named for the talented and much-appreciated Chinese cook of that name.

There is no Wayno Peak, thank goodness, because they only name peaks for dead persons nowadays.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 22, 2014 - 02:49am PT
More. Snow. 1939. Strawberry Creek run. Good times.
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
May 24, 2014 - 01:29pm PT
My girlfriend just shared these great photos... The first picture is a postcard and the bottom pictures is her Aunt and girlfriends in Yosemite in 1935....

Credit: nita

Credit: nita

ekat, check these out.^
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 26, 2014 - 07:14pm PT
May as well "rescue" this attempted thread.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1059008&msg=1059008#msg1059008

A photo framed in glass in antique/collectibles store in Oakdale.
A photo framed in glass in antique/collectibles store in Oakdale.
Credit: mouse from merced

Another in the same shop in Oakdale.  One is reminded of Donini.
Another in the same shop in Oakdale. One is reminded of Donini.
Credit: mouse from merced
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
May 26, 2014 - 07:24pm PT
Yes, very reminiscent of the young J-Do, Mouster. Later on, Pilgrims, during the long stay in Calcutta washing the feet of the poor and leading a life of absolute abstinence, a graying and supplicant J-Do appears in this portrait:

Tami

Social climber
Canada
May 26, 2014 - 07:54pm PT
^^^HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA^^^^^^
John M

climber
May 26, 2014 - 08:20pm PT
Too funny Peter!

Mouse, I like those ski videos. Those slopes behind badger sure were clear of trees back then. Must have been the logging in the early 1900s.

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 26, 2014 - 08:32pm PT
for those of you in the SF Bay Area....

CARLETON WATKINS: THE STANFORD ALBUMS
April 23–August 17, 2014
http://museum.stanford.edu/news_room/watkins.html

TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 26, 2014 - 08:37pm PT
Nita,

They need a similar sign at the top of Nevada falls methinks.

(not that it would help)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 16, 2014 - 03:39pm PT
Photo of Mr. Firefall in the Winter Sports Room of the Ahwahnee.
Photo of Mr. Firefall in the Winter Sports Room of the Ahwahnee.
Credit: mouse from merced
go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
Aug 16, 2014 - 04:00pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#373273
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 16, 2014 - 06:34pm PT
Go-B, can you tell us anything about that old photo? And thanks!
go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
Aug 16, 2014 - 06:49pm PT
Cool huh, Peter...


That's Mary, Werner, and Bullwinkle when they first got to the Valley!













off eBay, that's all I got! :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 16, 2014 - 08:19pm PT
How's this, Peter?
Clark's Yosemite in winter.
Clark's Yosemite in winter.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tarbuster

climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 16, 2014 - 08:54pm PT
Way to make ends meet with go-B Mouse!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 14, 2014 - 11:39am PT
How's about anything with nostalgic appeal really, say up to late 60s.O.P.
hydraulic, adj.--denoting, relating to, or operated by a liquid moving...
hydraulic, adj.--denoting, relating to, or operated by a liquid moving in a confined space under pressure.
Credit: as you see
1860s even?

What they did with their abundance of snow-melt to their lovely slopes.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 14, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
Thanking Sierra Ledge Rat for selling me the book, Clarence King: A Biography, which informed me about Timothy O'Sullivan's work with the Fortieth Parallel Survey.

http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/05/the-american-west-150-years-ago/100304/
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 15, 2014 - 12:51am PT
And Carleton E. Watkins was asked to join the much smaller version of Clarence King's fourth trip into the West to survey and to map for the Fortieth Parallel Survey.
Mt. Watkins by Watkins.
Mt. Watkins by Watkins.
Credit: see link
O'Sullivan had gone south to photograph the possible route of a Panama canal.

King referred to Watkins as "the most skillful operator in America."

There is a poem here in this link that is pretty speculative. I liked it.

http://tomclarkblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/watkins-after-chaos.html
"colloidal spill of illumination pooling beneath the threshold of the ...
"colloidal spill of illumination pooling beneath the threshold of the visible"
Credit: see link
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Oct 15, 2014 - 08:16am PT
How about the photo of the party on the Half Dome cable route circa 1920s and the guy in the straw hat and a tie. Now that's some formal mountain climbing for you right there . . .

JL
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 15, 2014 - 10:29am PT
Canna locate it, laddie.

Close, but no cigar.

The New Deal in Yosemite: tax and spend, drill and mend.
The New Deal in Yosemite: tax and spend, drill and mend.
Credit: mouse from merced
The Half Dome cables, originally installed in 1920 by the Sierra Club, were replaced and strengthened by CCC workers....The final 400 ft (120 m) ascent is steeply up the rock between two steel cables used as handholds.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 15, 2014 - 09:35pm PT
Venal Fall.
Venal Fall.
Credit: mouse from merced
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 21, 2014 - 08:12am PT
May 1920. Yosemite National Park. "Prize Cup, Fourth Annual AAA Economy Run, Los Angeles to Camp Curry." An early test of fuel efficiency sponsored by Standard Oil of California. 8x6 inch glass negative originally from the Wyland Stanley collection of San Francisciana, acquired and scanned by Shorpy.com

from Shorpy.com
from Shorpy.com

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 21, 2014 - 08:45am PT
That picture is of a 1921 Chevrolet, it seems, Peter (as if you haven't already checked for yourself).
Here's a link to the look-alike which I found on Google.
http://oldcarbrochures.org/NA/Chevrolet/1921_Chevrolet/1921-Chevrolet
Hubs, fenders, windshield, lights and grill all seem to match.

Pretty good place for a rag-top to tool around in.
kate.ogden@stockton.edu

climber
Nov 2, 2014 - 06:43pm PT
Dear Mouse from Merced: I really like the photo "Yosemite Indian Field Days - June Lake, in Mono County." Do you have the original photo? And would you consider scanning a large copy of it for publication in a book? I'm looking for illustrations for my book Yosemite: Nature and Culture (Reaktion Books, London, 2015) - yes, yet another book on Yosemite! You can email me directly at: kate.ogden@stockton.edu I would much appreciate it.
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