The Mather mountain party of 1915 and the founding of the National Park Service [by] Horace Marden Albright, Marian Albright Schenck, and William C. Tweed. Three Rivers, CA: The Sequoia Natural History Association, 2015. 20.5x21.7 cm, pp. [1-2] [1-2] 3-70, illustrations, 1 map, pictorial wrappers, perfect bound. First printing of the revised and expanded edition. A revised edition of The Mather mountain party of 1915: a full account of the adventures of Stephen T. Mather (1990). "The original text, photographs, and account of the Mather Mountain Party book that follows, referred to as Chapter 2, remain unchanged from the original book published in 1990 by the Sequoia Natural History Association. This new and expanded edition celebrates the Centennial of the creation of the National Park Service ... This expanded version includes some history leading up to the Mather Mountain Party expedition and the accomplishments that have ensued since the Service's founding on August 25, 1916. Additional photos have also been added. Chapters 1 and 3 were written by William C. Tweed ..." (introduction). "In 1915 a group of influential men crossed the Sierra Nevada mountains through Sequoia National Park. This trek is considered to have led to the creation of the National Park Service. This is a direct account by participants on this trip including actual photographs. Stephen Mather became the Park Service's first director" (publisher's note). "The Diary of the Mather Mountain Party" pages 12-41, was written by Horace Albright, at the time of writing Interior Department attorney, private secretary and right-hand man to Mather, later to become the second director of the National Park Service. A fine copy. (#167906).
"FIRST EDITION December 2015 PRINT EDITION / ... Revised and expanded edition on combined title/copyright page.