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

Tioga Pass Road

Stephen T. Mather

 
 
Tioga Pass Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 18, 2013
1. Tioga Pass Road Marker
Inscription.
This tablet commemorates
the successful labors of
Stephen T. Mather
Director of the National Park Service
in securing for the people
The Tioga Pass Road.
Dedicated to the enduring memory
of a faithful public servant
by the members of
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle
National Park Development Tour
July 20, 1924.


 
Erected 1924 by The Brooklyn Daily Eagle National Park Development Tour.
 
Location. 37° 54.645′ N, 119° 15.476′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is on Tioga Pass Road (California Route 120), on the right when traveling west. 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 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yosemite Ghost Mines (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bennettville (approx. 2 miles away); Would-Be Miners and Occasional Tourists (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Tioga Pass Road (approx. 2.7 miles away); Parsons Memorial Lodge (approx. 6.4 miles
Eastern Entrance to Yosemite National Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 18, 2013
2. Eastern Entrance to Yosemite National Park
The marker is mounted on a rock across the road from the Park Entrance Gate.
away); Sheriff James P. Dolan (approx. 8.1 miles away); Lundy (approx. 8.2 miles away); Lee Vining (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the Yosemite National Park Tioga Pass entrance station.
 
Also see . . .  The Tioga Road; a History 1883-1961. Although the first auto entered Yosemite Valley in 1900, it was not until 1913 that they were authorized legal entry. On August 16, 1913 the first auto permit was issued by Ranger F. S. Townsley. The car drove into the Yosemite Valley via the Coulterville Road (the only one open to autos) and was promptly chained to a tree. (Submitted on May 28, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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