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The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origin of America’s Most Popular National Park

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Jen Huntleysmith B.A. ’85, M.A.T. ’87, an environmental historian, examines the complex legacy of James Mason Hutchings, one of the first promoters of Yosemite. She uses his career as a lens through which to view the debates surrounding the creation of Yosemite, and, by extension, America’s emerging ethic of land conservation.

University Press of Kansas, 2011. 232 pages. $35.

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