Yosemite and Sequoia

Yosemite and Sequoia

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This collection of essays and photographs, originally published as a special issue of California History, the journal of the California Historical Society, documents the creation and management of California's first three national parks, focusing on the debate over preservation versus development. As the authors of these essays remind us, tourists visited Yosemite long before its establishment as a national park; and the issues of park development so hotly debated today were raised and debated first in Yosemite, nearly a hundred years ago.problems.aquot;15 The conditions that greeted the Army officials were not conducive to good public health. Campers occupying the meadows below the Old Village had no sanitary facilities, and all campers and concessioners in the park wereanbsp;...

Title:Yosemite and Sequoia
Author:Richard J. Orsi, Alfred Runte, Marlene Smith-Baranzini
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 1990


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