Author: Horace M. Albright (Foreword), Carl Russell (Author)
“Carl P. Russell, historian, ecologist, and administrator, joined the National Park Service (NPS) in 1923, first acting as a Naturalist in Yosemite National Park, and then serving as an officer for the NPS for 34 years, from 1923 until 1957. He was the Chief Naturalist of Yosemite from 1923 to 1929. He specialized in frontier history, studying its material culture in minute detail, and documenting the specifics of pioneer life for the NPS and others.
Being educated, in the optimal position of a publishing Naturalist YNP, and somewhat anal, Russel relates Yosemite’s evolution from the very beginnings up to to the late 1940’s. His attention to detail paints a broad portrait of everyday life found in the early Valley… A fascinating read.” – by “markskor” from High Sierra Topix
Hardcover: 242 pages
Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1ST edition (1931)