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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

climber
right here, right now
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

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

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

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
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
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
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
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
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 &#40;fire&#41;.  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

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
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
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
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
right here, right now
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.'"

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