Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
A Family Legacy
Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (1870-1957) also worked in the field of landscape architecture. He collaborated with the National Park Service and was a member of the Yosemite Advisory Board, a group of experts who helped park managers solve problems. He maintained a lifelong commitment to conservation, contributing the guiding language in legislation establishing the National Park Service in 1916.
Erected by Yosemite Fund.
Location. 37° 48.645′ N, 119° 29.113′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on Tioga Pass Road (California Route 120), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yosemite National Park CA 95389, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Selling the Sublime (approx. 5.6 miles away); A Seasonal Lake (approx. 5.6 miles away); Visitors at Mirror Lake (approx. 5.6 miles away); Bracken Fern and Baskets (approx. 5.6 miles away); Mirror Lake Resources (approx. 5.7 miles away); Natural Dam (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Ahwahnee Porte Cochere (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Grand Lodge (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
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1. Frederick Law Olmsted. He moved to New York in 1848 and in 1857, without having ever had any college education, Olmsted became the superintendent of New York's Central Park. As the superintendent of the park he served as the administrator and then architect-in-chief of Central Park's construction. (Submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. In the waning years of his life, the father enjoyed including his son in the culminating projects of his own career. While still a student at Harvard, young Olmsted spent a summer working in Daniel Burnham's office as the "White City" of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition arose in Chicago. (Submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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