Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
President Theodore Roosevelt & John Muir Meeting Site
Yosemite National Park
Location. 37° 42.943′ N, 119° 39.578′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on Southside Drive south of El Portal Road /Northside Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in a small turnout at Fern Spring south of the Pahona Bridge which crosses the Merced River. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Disappearing Waterfalls (approx. half a mile away); Glaciers at the Gate (approx. 0.7 miles away); El Capitan (approx. 0.7 miles away); A Varied View (approx. ¾ mile away); A View Through Time (approx. ¾ mile away); Yosemite Valley's First Visit by White Men (approx. one mile away but has been reported missing); The Journey to Yosemite (approx. 2.9 miles away); Waterfalls of Yosemite Valley (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
Also see . . . Sierra Club - In Yosemite with John Muir. "When I first visited California, it was my good fortune to see the "big trees," the Sequoias, and then to travel down into the Yosemite, with John Muir. Of course of all people in the world he was the one with whom it was best worth while thus to see the Yosemite. He told me that when Emerson came to California he tried to get him to come out and camp with him, for that was the only way in which to see at their best the majesty and charm of the Sierras. But at the time Emerson was getting old and could not go." - Source: Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography (1913). Excerpted from Chapter IX. Outdoors and Indoors (Submitted on February 22, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 713 times since then and 54 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week May 15, 2016. Photos: 1. submitted on January 27, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 2. submitted on May 25, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 3. submitted on November 30, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 4. submitted on January 27, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. 5. submitted on November 30, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 6. submitted on February 22, 2013. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.