Half Dome in the 1940’s: (Vintage Pop 88)
Mother Curry, who founded Curry Village in 1899: The name has been changed to Half Dome Village. As my friend Cindy pointed out, it’s at the bottom of Glacier Point not Half Dome, and I don’t know why they’re changing these names in Yosemite, anyway.
I don’t know who they were, but that’s Yosemite Falls in the background.
Nurses at the Ahwahnee Hotel, now called the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, during World War Two: The Navy took over the hotel during the war, because they thought the serenity of Yosemite would be beneficial to shell shocked sailors, but the isolation of Yosemite actually made many worse!
Now, off to Inspiration Point, and as beautiful of a view as you’ll find anywhere:
We’ll head through Wawona Tunnel, as they did in the 1950’s for the long drive up to Glacier Point.
The view from Glacier Point:
I couldn’t get too much information on how old this adobe is at the top of Glacier Point.
This is the lesser known bluff, and Yosemite does not advertise its location, and discourages people from going out to it. I climbed up there after I took the picture and went out on the rock a ways where I took the picture at the bottom, but I didn’t go to the edge. I didn’t for two reasons; one, there was nobody there with me to take my picture, two, I wouldn’t have gone out to the edge if I was Captain America! That’s three thousand feet straight down!
Guess I don’t look like I did in 1994, but I’ll bet that old bike I rented doesn’t either!