In the Heart of the Sierras: The Yosemite Valley by Hutchings, James Mason

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California's Yosemite Valley has always been a land of magnificent waterfalls, mountain peaks, towering sequoias. The 19th and 20th centuries brought to it promoters and hoteliers with talents to match the scenery.

In the Heart of the Sierras: The Yosemite Valley

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California's Yosemite Valley has always been a land of magnificent waterfalls, mountain peaks, towering sequoias. The 19th and 20th centuries brought to it promoters and hoteliers with talents to match the scenery.

J.M. Hutchings was both promoter and hotel operator. In 1855, he formed the first tourist expedition to enter the Valley. He began publication of Hutchings' California Magazine the following year. In 1886 Hutchings published this book, describing himself on the title page as J.M. Hutchings of Yo Semite.

This second edition came in 1888 with a preface in which Hutchings explained that "the designs for the embossed cover is, in black and gold, are by Mr. Thomas Hill, the eminent and well-known artist."

It included a large fold-out "official map of the Valley and its surroundings" of which Hutchings boasted in his preface. Hutchings was not above porting the tourist joys of what was to become a great national park in 1906. He quotes admirers of the Valley, famous and obscure, on its wonders.

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Author Hutchings, James Mason
Publisher Pacific Press Publishing House
Pages 496
Edition 1ST EDITION WAS 1886
Binding Hard Back
Condition B+
Dustjacket No
Table of Contents

CHAPTER I.
CHAPTER II. CAUSES LEADING TO THE DISCOVERY OF YO SEMITE.
CHAPTER III. HOW AND WHEN DISCOVERED.
CHAPTER IV. THE NAME, "YO SEMITE," ITS ORIGIN AND MEANING.
CHAPTER V. CLOSE OF THE INDIAN CAMPAIGN.
CHAPTER VI. EARLY HISTORICAL INCIDENTS.
CHAPTER VII. THE FIRST TOURIST VISTIROS TO YO SEMITE.
CHAPTER VIII. EARLY DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS AT YO SEMITE.
CHAPTER IX. ITS FIRST WINTER VISITOR.
CHAPTER X. EARLY DAY REVIEWALS.
CHAPTER XI. CABIN HOMES AT YO SEMITE.
CHAPTER XII. CONGRESSIONAL AND STATE ENACTMENTS CONCERNING YO SEMITE.
CHAPTER XIII. JOURNEY AND ROUTES TO YO SEMITE IN OUTLINE.
CHAPTER XIV. THE MAIN OR TRUNK ROUTE TOWARDS YO SEMITE.
CHAPTER XV. BAY AND RIVER ROUTES TO YO SEMITE.
CHAPTER XVI. THE MILTON AND CALAVERAS BIG TREE ROUTE.
CHAPTER XVII. THE BIG TREES IN GENERAL.
CHAPTER XVIII. THE BERENDA ROUTE.
CHAPTER XIX. THE MADERA ROUTE TO YO SEMITE.
CHAPTER XX. THE COULTERVILLE ROUTE.
CHAPTER XXI. THE MARIPOSA ROUTE.
CHAPTER XXII. THE MILTON AND BIG OAK FLAT ROUTE TO YO SEMITE.
CHAPTER XXIII. SCENES TO BE WITNESSED FROM THE FLOOR OF THE VALLEY.
CHAPTER XIV. MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE INDIANS.
CHAPTER XXV. TO VERNAL AND NEVADA FALLS.
CHAPTER XXVI. GRIZZLY PEAK, HALF DOME, AND CLOUD'S REST.
CHAPTER XXVII. GLACIER POINT AND THE GALAXY OF GLORIES.
CHAPTER XXVIII. THE UPPER YO SEMITE FALL, EAGLE PEAK, LAKE TENIE-YA, AND HIGH SIERRA.

Copyright 1888
Year Printed 1888

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