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Yosemite and James Hutchings, Pt. 1
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Yosemite and James Hutchings, Pt. 1

Once Yosemite had been seen by white men, it became the focus of a great deal of attention, both for its natural wonders and for the potential money to be made there. James Hutchings spent the majority of his life writing and speaking about Yosemite.

Mirror Lake, photographed by Carleton E. Watkins in the late 19th century

Photo by Carleton E. Watkins.

The Three Brothers, by Carleton E. Watkins