1910s…

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  • In 1913, the Raker Act authorized the use of Hetch Hetchy Valley inside the boundaries of Yosemite National Park as a reservoir to serve the water needs of the people of San Francisco.
  • In 1914, civilian rangers were hired in Yosemite to replace the military in administration of Yosemite National Park.
  • From 1914 through 1920, Joseph Grinnell, Tracy Storer and their colleagues from the University of California, Berkeley, surveyed the mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians in an area of the Sierra Nevada that included Yosemite National Park.
  • In 1915, the Sierra Club built Parsons Lodge in Tuolumne Meadows.
  • In 1916, the Tioga Road opened to the public.
  • In 1916, Indian Field Days began.