Processed Views is a cautionary extrapolation of what can happen due to Americans' lack of stewardship and respect for the land. The history of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove is an encouraging model. The National Park Service is celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant. Materials on display range from Lafayette Bunnell’s account of the ‘discovery’ of the Valley, in 1851, to John Muir’s famous Century Magazine articles (published in 1890) that led to the creation of Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890.
|Carleton Watkins, Yosemite Valley|
|Charles Leander Weed, Yosemite Valley|