About the Authors
Lary Dilsaver is a native of the San Francisco Bay area and received
his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. He is currently Associate
Professor of historical geography at the University of South Alabama and
an environmental history researcher for the National Park Service. Previous
publications include articles on the California Gold Rush, tourism and
federal environmental management.
William C. Tweed has studied and explored Sequoia and Kings Canyon
national parks for mroe than twenty years. Since 1978, he has been a
part of the parks' permanent staff, filing both interpretive and general
management positions. In 1975 he received a Ph.D. in history from
Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.