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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
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

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

Trad climber
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

Trad climber
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

climber
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

Trad climber
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

climber
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

climber
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


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