Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pioneer and Entrepreneur
James Hutchings built a family cabin directly in view of Yosemite Falls. It was located adjacent to the apple orchard he planted across the way, which still bears fruit after 150 years. Here, his family raised produce and livestock to feed the hotel guests. Where you are standing now, a smoke house once cured meat.
Erected by Yosemite Fund.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
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, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located on the Lower Yosemite Fall Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yosemite National Park CA 95389, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Tourism (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. ¼ mile away); John Muir... The Woodcutter (approx. 0.3 miles away); Big Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Home for Rangers (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
Also see . . . James and Elvira Hutchings - Yosemite National Park. James and Elvira Hutchings offered a soft bed to Yosemite’s earliest travelers. The pioneer couple owned and operated a busy Valley hotel, the Hutchings House, beginning in 1864, for more than a decade. (Submitted on May 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.