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Galen Clark, Mariposa Grove Cabin

April 12, 2013 Posted by: DR - Museum Technician
Galen Clark was the first "Guardian" of Yosemite after the Yosemite Grant was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864. Clark persuaded lawmakers to protect the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias as well as Yosemite Valley for future generations. His impact was so influential that an iconic peak, Mt. Clark, was named after him. Here he is in 1904 at the age of 90 standing next to his Mariposa Grove cabin.


Galen Clark standing in front of a log cabin.
Galen Clark, Mariposa Grove Cabin (HOOD 76-11 Galen Clark and Mariposa Grove Cabin)

Wawona, Yosemite Museum, Yosemite's Legacy, DR

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    December 29, 2013 at 05:31

    I loved the giant Sequoias. We visited most of the Nat.Parks and spent 3 months driving out west.


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