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THE PROPOSED YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK - TREASURES & FEATURES John Muir 1976 reprint Paperback Fine
By Muir, John
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California, Outbooks, 1976 reprint. 30 pp, b/w illustrations, maps. Staple-bound paperback. Fine condition.

Reprint from the original articles from The Century Illustrated Magazine from August 1890 (The Treasures of Yosemite) and September 1890 (Features of the proposed Yosemite National Park). 30 page extract, printed in double columns, illustrated with 20 drawings after photographs by George Fiske, and 2 maps of the Yosemite region by Jacob Wells.

The author's two essays were commissioned by Century Magazine to generate public interest in the proposed Yosemite National Park. Illustrations include a view of the Yosemite Valley from Point Lookout, with El Capitan on the left, the Bridal Veil Fall on the right, and the Half Dome in the distance, the down grade into the valley, three views of destructive work in the Yosemite Valley including Leidig Meadows plowed up in October, 1888, to raise hay, a stump forest covering 8 acres, and specimen tree trimming, a view of the Three Brothers, El Capitan, Yosemite Falls, Sentinel Rock, Cathedral Rocks, the stairway on Cloud's Rest Trail, and a view looking up Merced River on the way to Vernal Falls. With a preface by William R. Jones former Chief Yosemite National Park Naturalist.

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