Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Inspiring a Nation
Artist Thomas Ayres, who accompanied Hutchings on the first trip to Yosemite, drew some of the first sketches of the Valley. Hutchings later published these works in his magazine, giving the nation its first glimpse of Yosemite’s spectacular beauty. Ayres was the first of many artists inspired by the wonder and awe of Yosemite Falls. Photos caption: Since the days of these early tourists, millions of visitors – just like you – have captured their Yosemite experience in images of Yosemite Falls; (relief on left) Thomas Ayres’ drawing of Yosemite Falls, 1855.
Erected by Yosemite Fund.
Location. 37° 44.787′ N, 119° 35.555′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Marker can be reached from Northside Drive, Click for map. This marker is located on the Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. The trail is a loop with two entrances off of Northside Drive. This marker is nearer the eastern entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Yosemite National Park CA 95389, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Hutchings (here, next to this marker); The Ahwahneechee (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Yosemite Village (approx. ¼ mile away); The Story of Half Dome (approx. ¼ mile away); Reawakening the Meadow (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Muir... The Woodcutter (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Home for Rangers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yosemite Valley (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
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