Three Rivers in Tulare County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Call the Cavalry!
Call the Cavalry!
Every summer from 1891 to 1913, mounted troops guarded these parks. They rode almost 300 miles from their post at the San Francisco Presidio. The cavalry’s dual task of guarding the the parks and assisting visitors came with little instruction or funding.
Yet the troopers managed to end serious damage to sensitive alpine meadows by limiting poaching and driving out illegally grazed sheep. They also built roads and trails to provide access for an excited public.
Location. 36° 33.051′ N, 118° 45.865′ W. Marker is in Three Rivers, California, in Tulare Touch for map. Located in Sequoia National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Three Rivers CA 93271, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buttress Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); The CCC Boys (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. ¼ mile away); The Naturalists (approx. 0.3 miles away); Auto Log (approx. 0.4 miles away); Colonel Young: A Buffalo Soldier (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middle Fork Canyon (approx. 0.7 miles away); For the Good of the Giants (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Three Rivers.
Also see . . . Sequoia National Park. (Submitted on May 14, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 14, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.