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Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Reawakening the Meadow

 
 
Reawakening the Meadow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2013
1. Reawakening the Meadow Marker
Photo caption: In the early 20th century, the Old Village was full of lodging and entertainment facilities for tourists.
Inscription. Where the Old Village once stood, little evidence remains. In its heyday, thousands of tourists arrived on horseback, in wagons, and in early Model T Fords. They danced, bathed, and slept here. Today this is hard to imagine, as the meadow seems so pristine. The National Park Service relocated the old buildings over time, removing the last building, Degnan’s Bakery, in 1881.

Seeds of Change
A century of trash once lay buried beneath this meadow’s surface, obstructing water flow and preventing plant growth. In 1993, restoration crews using excavators dug up and removed the debris. The water essential to maintain a healthy meadow returned, and seeds that had lain dormant for nearly a century came back to life.
 
Erected by Yosemite Fund.
 
Location. 37° 44.596′ N, 119° 35.372′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is at the intersection of Southside Drive and Sentinel Drive, on the left when traveling east on Southside Drive. Touch for map. 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. The Story of Half Dome (a few steps from this marker); The Old Yosemite Village
Reawakening the Meadow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2013
2. Reawakening the Meadow Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); James Hutchings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Tourism (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Home for Rangers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yosemite Valley (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ahwahneechee (approx. half a mile away); John Muir... The Woodcutter (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Sentinel Meadow, site of the Old Village image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2013
3. Sentinel Meadow, site of the Old Village
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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