Nav Bar Home Curriculum Ideas Postcards Research Tools Treasure Hunts Web Links Web Projects Web Picks About

Cyberbee Gallery

Primary Source Collections


Home ::
Album list :: My Favorites :: Search
Home > National Parks > Yosemite National Park
Click to view full size image
Panorama View Yosemite Valley
“It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” —John Muir

For tens of thousands of years, humans have changed, and have been changed by, this place we now call Yosemite. The Ahwahneechee lived here for generations, followed by the arrival of Europeans in the mid-1800s. The rugged terrain challenged many early travelers, with just a few—only 650 from the mid-1850s to mid-1860s—making the journey to Yosemite Valley by horseback or stagecoach. By 1907, construction of the Yosemite Valley Railroad from Merced to El Portal eased the journey, thereby, increasing visitation. Today, 3.5 million people enter the park’s gates to explore. We learn from the stories of those who walked Yosemite’s trails before us, allowing appreciation of their lasting footprints that led to conscious preservation.

Source: National Park Service
0487.jpg 0489.jpg 0490.jpg 0491.jpg 0493.jpg
File information
Filename:0491.jpg
Album name:admin / Yosemite National Park
Keywords:Yosemite
Photographer:H. V. Noble
Date:1974
File Size:728 KB
Date added:Nov 17, 2009
Dimensions:1024 x 689 pixels
Displayed:318 times
URL:http://www.cyberbee.com/imagegallery/displayimage.php?pos=-262
Favorites:Add to Favorites

Updated October 10, 2009
© 1996 - 2009 Linda C. Joseph
All Rights Reserved
All CyberBee Graphics are Trademarked

Graphics by
Darlene Vanasco/Creative Director
Erika Taguchi/Designer & Illustrator
Hosting Provided by Iwaynet