Kings Canyon National Park. WARD ELDREDGE.

Kings Canyon National Park. [Charleston, South Carolina]: Arcadia Publishing, [2008]. 23.5x16.5 cm, pp. [1-5] 6-127 [128: ad], mostly illustrations, original pictorial wrappers, perfect bound. First edition. A pictorial history of Kings Canyon National Park, "that tries to tell the story of the Kings Canyon region on its own -- an area that was, and remains, essentially a wilderness" (page 6). Of considerable interest for the inclusion of images from the photograph album made by Anna Ryder Dickey documenting camp life during the Sierra Club's 1902 Outing to Kings Canyon (album at UCLA) and pictures from a photograph album that documents a months-long trip made by three young men in the summer of 1919 through the southern Sierra Nevada backcountry, beginning in Sequoia National Park and ending at Huntington Lake. Also present are a number of photographs made by Henry E. Roberts. In 1904 Roberts set up a temporary photographic studio at Millwood and took a number of photographs of the highly destructive long-term logging operation in the Converse Basin. By the end of the decade Roberts opened a permanent studio in Corona, in western Riverside County. For 23 summers, beginning in the summer of 1914, he operated a photographic studio at Grant Grove. His photographic collection, kept intact by his descendants, was purchased by the Sequoia Parks Foundation. Part of Arcadia Publishing's "Images of America" series. A fine copy. (#167557).

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