Reawakening the Meadow

Reawakening the Meadow (HM18K0)

Location: Yosemite Valley, CA 95389 Mariposa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 44.596', W 119° 35.372'

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Where the Old Village once stood, little evidence remains. In its heyday, thousands of tourists arrived on horseback, in wagons, and in early Model T Fords. They danced, bathed, and slept here. Today this is hard to imagine, as the meadow seems so pristine. The National Park Service relocated the old buildings over time, removing the last building, Degnan's Bakery, in 1881.

Seeds of Change
A century of trash once lay buried beneath this meadow's surface, obstructing water flow and preventing plant growth. In 1993, restoration crews using excavators dug up and removed the debris. The water essential to maintain a healthy meadow returned, and seeds that had lain dormant for nearly a century came back to life.
HM NumberHM18K0
Placed ByYosemite Fund
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 3:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 271835 N 4180487
Decimal Degrees37.74326667, -119.58953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 44.596', W 119° 35.372'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 44' 35.76" N, 119° 35' 22.32" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50-98 S State St, Yosemite Valley CA 95389, US
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