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Yosemite Pioneer Cemetery – Revisited

Yosemite Cemetery

In the cemetery at Yosemite rests some of the pioneers of the first 100 years of Yosemite’s history. Though few, if any, were “household” names, some played fundamental roles in Yosemite’s beginnings. Some worked in and around Yosemite. Others were visitors. Some were Native Americans whose ancestors inhabited the Valley long before the first westerners entered.

Galen Clark – Guardian of Yosemite (1814-1910)

Galen Clark is probably Yosemite’s most influential person. He gave Yosemite his heart and soul constantly for over 50 years; more time than any two other, more famous characters of Yosemite’s first years. So why isn’t he better known?