Reward Offered for Historic Sign Recovery

The historic Ahwahnee sign at Yosemite National Park
A reward is being offered for the recovery of the historic Ahwahnee sign at Yosemite National Park.

NPS photo.

News Release Date: April 7, 2016

Contact: US Park Ranger Matthew Phillipson, 209-372-0246

Contact: NPS Investigative Services Branch, 888-653-0009

Reward offered for historic sign recovery at Yosemite

Yosemite National Park Rangers and ISB Special Agents are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the historic Ahwahnee sign. We are actively investigating the theft and destruction of US government property, and seeking the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

On February 28, 2016, the National Park Service opened the investigation into the theft of the sign, stolen from the entranceway to the historic hotel in Yosemite Valley. The sign had been in place since 1930 and is part of a National Historic Landmark.

Though more than a month has passed since it was taken, the reward "is being offered for information to help us recover the sign," says Scott Gediman, public information officer for Yosemite National Park. 

If you have information about the theft of this significant piece of Yosemite history, please contact us. You don't have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know.




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Last updated: April 7, 2016