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BooDawg

Social climber
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

Trad climber
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

climber
right here, right now
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

climber
right here, right now
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

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
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

climber
right here, right now
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

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
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

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

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

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

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

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
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

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 6, 2013 - 05:25pm PT
Mrs. Lola Clark &#40;no relation&#41; 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.

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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

climber
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

Trad climber
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

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 8, 2013 - 04:37pm PT
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