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Thursday, Jun 27, 2019

History of Yosemite

Yosemite Valley Chapel turns 130 years old

Built in meadow in Yosemite Valley is a unique and historic Chapel, the oldest building in Yosemite. Located just off the Yosemite Valley Loop Road, this church was built in a New England style 130 years ago, completed on June 7, 1879. Originally built at the base of the “Four Mile Trail”, it was moved to the current site in 1901. read more...

Tribal history of Yosemite revisited

Yosemite National Park has a rich history of Indian habitation. There are exhibits in Pioneer History Center in Wawona that show these early settlers and their lifestyles before the national park was organized. read more...

Ransome Ranch of Yosemite National Park

Now, a picturesque landscape of sugar pine, incense cedar and white fir trees will be protected from development under a deal between the Pacific Forest Trust and the Ransome Family. Owned by the same family since 1925, the 730-acre Ransome Ranch was purchased by the Pacific Forest Trust, an environmental organization based in Santa Rosa. read more...

Early Yosemite

Yosemite history tells that the first white men to look upon Yosemite Valley were members of the Joseph R. Walker expedition of 1833. Evidence shows that this party did not go down into the Valley. There are reports of hunters having entered the Valley as early as 1844. read more...

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