Foley's Yosemite souvenir & guide by D. J. Foley "Tourist" Office Yosemite, Cal. Yosemite National Park ... [cover title]. [Yosemite, Cal. D. J. Foley, March, 1908.]. 17 cm, pp. [1-10]  2-113  [115-117: ads] [118: blank] [first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs], 40 illustrations from photographs (including two in advertising section), 2 inserted maps (folded), original green wrappers with black cloth tape spine. Eighth edition. The two maps are: "Map of Yosemite Valley," with "distances from the Sentinel Hotel to points of interest in and about Yosemite" and "table of altitudes" printed on the verso and "Map of Routes to Yosemite" with "distances from Yosemite Valley" printed on the verso. Most of the photographs are attributed to D. J. Foley; others are attributed by Fiske and Taber. This edition adds a section on travel to Yosemite Valley through the Merced Canyon by train on the rails of the Yosemite Valley Railroad Company. This guide was published seasonally from 1901 until 1915. Each edition incorporated some changes in both text and illustrations. Contains data of historical value, including information on innkeepers and other valley businessmen, the construction of the Yosemite Valley Railroad, and other contemporary events. D. J. Foley, Yosemite publicist and photographer, was born in Dubuque, Iowa in 1857. In 1892 he moved from Pleasanton, California where he published a newspaper, to Yosemite Valley where he established the Tourist Printing Office (later the Yosemite Falls Studio). In addition to preparing his annual Yosemite Souvenir and Guide, he operated a photographic studio and published a newspaper, The Yosemite Tourist, which was issued during the summer months ("as often as the travel will justify its appearance, sometimes daily, at other times only three times a week") from 1892 until July 1934. Foley died in September 1934 at the W. B. Lewis Hospital in Yosemite Valley. A very good copy. (#164869).
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