Information for the Use of Yosemite Visitors. Compiled by Commissioners to Manage the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree Grove

Information for the Use of Yosemite Visitors. Compiled by Commissioners to Manage the Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree Grove

Sacramento: State Office, 1887.

Softcover. Good. Second edition. 8vo, 24 pp, including a full-page map. Original printed wrappers have several small chips and tears, pamphlet has an old vertical folding crease and a quarter-inch in the front wrap that also affects the first three leaves, text has occasional foxing. First published in 1886, this scarce pamphlet describes the principal routes into Yosemite Valley, offers a table of distances between points of interest, and provides useful information for campers, including a list of items (with prices) for sale at the valley General Store and rates for rental of saddle horses and carriages. Of less practical use to the traveler, but interesting for the reader, are detailed tables showing the number of visitors to Yosemite in 1883, 1884, and 1885, broken down by state or country of origin and month of visit. The information here was compiled by W.E. Dennison, who served as guardian of the Yosemite Grant in 1885-86. Currey & Kruska 41.

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