June 30, 2014

150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant

Biographies of the Yosemite Commissioners

The link, above, will get you a pdf file of my informal compilation of biographies of Yosemite Commissioners. The research not otherwise attributed is my own. The Yosemite Commission was created to administer the Yosemite Grant, the commemoration event for which I participated in today at the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees. My little research paper may be helpful for those of you wanting to know which commissioners served when, who they were, and what they were about. It also makes an interesting read for those of you interested in the personalities involved with running Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees during the 19th Century.

This is my little 150th birthday present for you who share my love of the park.

- Tom Bopp