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Wawona Road, Between South Entrance & Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA



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HB149452
Facing West At Retaining Wall At Turnout Below Turtleback Dome Approximately One Half Mile West Of West Portal Of Wawona Tunnel.

HB149453
Facing Ne At Retaining Wall And Turnout Below Turtleback Dome.

HB149454
Facing East At Retaining Wall Beyond End Of Turnout

HB149455
Turnout And Retaining Wall At Base Of Turtleback Dome

HB149456
Stone Pylon Of Former Park Entrance Sign, South Of South Entrance Station.


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Location
Between South Entrance & Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Village, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-148
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N839).
Building/structure dates: 1875 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1932 subsequent work
Significance: The most successful of the Yosemite toll roads, the Wawona Road remains the chief entrance road to the park from southern California.

Subjects
Recreation
Roads
Transportation


Related Names
Washburn Group
Conway, John
Bureau Of Public Roads
Clark, Galen
Mann, Milton
Mann, Houston
Grogan, Brian, Photographer
Christianson, Justine, Historian
Quin, Richard, Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. FACING WEST AT RETAINING WALL AT TURNOUT BELOW TURTLEBACK DOME APPROXIMATELY ONE HALF MILE WEST OF WEST PORTAL OF WAWONA TUNNEL.
2. FACING NE AT RETAINING WALL AND TURNOUT BELOW TURTLEBACK DOME.
3. FACING EAST AT RETAINING WALL BEYOND END OF TURNOUT. BASE OF TURTLEBACK DOME IS VISIBLE AT RIGHT.
4. TURNOUT AND RETAINING WALL AT BASE OF TURTLEBACK DOME. FACING EAST AT VIEW OF YOSEMITE VALLEY; EL CAPITAN ON LEFT, HALF DOME AT CENTER AND SENTINEL DOME AT LEFT REAR. POST AT LOWER LEFT MARKED 'W3' IS MARKER FOR SELF GUIDED TOUR TO PARK.
5. STONE PYLON OF FORMER PARK ENTRANCE SIGN, SOUTH OF SOUTH ENTRANCE STATION.


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