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Monday, November 09, 2020

The Lore & Lure of Literature on Early Yosemite Tourism

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Guest Lecture

Speaker: Dennis Kruska, Author


Following the first tourist party visit to Yosemite in 1855, literature – whether pictorial, photographic or printed – enticed sightseers to visit the sublime Valley. Tracing the evolution of this relationship provides an insight into early Yosemite ephemera, books, and lithographs. The literary lure of tourists to the Valley has worked so well that today Yosemite is painfully loved to death. 


An illustrated talk by Dennis Kruska, author of Bibliography of Yosemite, the Central and the Southern High Sierra, and the Big Trees, 1839-1900 (1992) and James Mason Hutchings of Yosemite: a Biography and Bibliography, 2009.