A View Through Time

A View Through Time (HM177H)

Location: YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA 95389 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 43.296', W 119° 38.886'

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Tunnel View - Yosemite National Park

A Burning Tradition
Miwok people, who called themselves Ahwahneechee, lived in Yosemite Valley for thousands of years. Their traditional practice of regularly burning the meadows and oak woodlands of the Valley contributed to the open landscape first seen by the Mariposa Battalion.

"The whole valley had the appearance of park-like grounds, with trees, shrubbery, flowers and lawns."
Lafayette Bunnell, 1880.

From this breathtaking viewpoint into Yosemite Valley, you can see three of its remarkable features: El Capitan, Half Dome, and Bridalveil Fall. In March 1851 a local militia (known as the Mariposa Battalion) was dispatched to the area in search of Miwok people suspected of attacking a trading post. The group stumbled upon this view and became the first Euro-Americans to enter Yosemite Valley.
HM NumberHM177H
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 8:21am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 266606 N 4178227
Decimal Degrees37.72160000, -119.64810000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 43.296', W 119° 38.886'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 43' 17.76" N, 119° 38' 53.16" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 91 Southside Dr, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK CA 95389, US
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