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    Early Yosemite: Three Nineteenth Century Paper Items. An 1893 letterhead and envelope postmarked "Yosemite" from the famous Stoneman House Hotel, one of the early tourist hotels built in 1887, three years before the park was established. Particularly interesting is the advertising card from the same era, including the instruction that "tourists desiring to leave Yosemite will be registered for their stage [coach] seats as they apply at the hotel office." On the reverse is a table of altitudes of waterfalls and mountains, using both their English and Indian names. The numbers were taken from Captain Wheeler's early expedition through Yosemite. A very rare Western trade card.

    The letter is written "...from the heart of Yosemite - and what a heart it is. Words cannot tell of the wonderful strength and majesty that has been concentrated into this spot."


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