Foley's Yosemite souvenir & guide by D. J. Foley Yosemite Falls Studio Yosemite, Cal. Yosemite National Park ... [cover title]. DANIEL JOSEPH FOLEY.

Foley's Yosemite souvenir & guide by D. J. Foley Yosemite Falls Studio Yosemite, Cal. Yosemite National Park ... [cover title]. [Yosemite, Cal. D. J. Foley, Season of 1915.]. 17 cm, pp. [1-10] [1] 2-115 [116-117: ads] [118: blank] [first and last leaves used as front and rear paste-downs], 39 illustrations from photographs (including one in advertising section), 2 inserted maps (folded), original green wrappers with black cloth tape spine. Fifteenth edition. The last edition. The two maps are: "Map of Yosemite Valley," with "distances from the village to points of interest in and about the Valley" 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 no longer attributed to the photographer, but most were taken by D. J. Foley. 1915 was a big year for Yosemite: The Yosemite Lodge was established in the valley, Yosemite horse-drawn stages were replaced by motor stages, Parsons Lodge was built in Tuolumne Meadows by the Sierra Club, Stephen T. Mather purchased the Tioga Road and presented it to the U.S. Government, and the first appropriation for the John Muir Trail was approved by Governor Johnson. This 1915 edition says the Hotel del Portal is "recently completed." There is an ad for the "Big Tree Auto Stage Line" with an illustration of an auto stage passing through the Dead Giant in the Tuolumne Grove of big trees. 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. (#164871).

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