The New York TimesThe Lively Morgue

June 27, 1926: F. S. Townsley, chief ranger, officially handed a permit to Guz Petzel, allowing him to drive his “four-cylinder, home-made product” through Yosemite National Park — the smallest automobile to enter it. But it was a harbinger of bigger things: “Nature lovers, old-timers” and their allies had been working to keep a road out of the Yosemite Valley. As The Times reported a few weeks later, a new road built by convicts was opened, “so broad and level that it brings the valley within seven or eight hours of easy driving from the Golden Gate.” Officials expected a ten-fold increase of visitors to the park. Photo: The New York Times
June 27, 1926: F. S. Townsley, chief ranger, officially handed a permit to Guz Petzel, allowing him to drive his “four-cylinder, home-made product” through Yosemite National Park — the smallest automobile to enter it. But it was a harbinger of bigger things: “Nature lovers, old-timers” and their allies had been working to keep a road out of the Yosemite Valley. As The Times reported a few weeks later, a new road built by convicts was opened, “so broad and level that it brings the valley within seven or eight hours of easy driving from the Golden Gate.” Officials expected a ten-fold increase of visitors to the park. Photo: The New York Times

June 27, 1926: F. S. Townsley, chief ranger, officially handed a permit to Guz Petzel, allowing him to drive his “four-cylinder, home-made product” through Yosemite National Park — the smallest automobile to enter it. But it was a harbinger of bigger things: “Nature lovers, old-timers” and their allies had been working to keep a road out of the Yosemite Valley. As The Times reported a few weeks later, a new road built by convicts was opened, “so broad and level that it brings the valley within seven or eight hours of easy driving from the Golden Gate.” Officials expected a ten-fold increase of visitors to the park. Photo: The New York Times

  1. rustydennis reblogged this from livelymorgue
  2. calyptratus reblogged this from livelymorgue
  3. joncrowley reblogged this from livelymorgue and added:
    I really want to drive this car.
  4. debz-g reblogged this from livelymorgue
  5. mm1941 reblogged this from livelymorgue
  6. syone reblogged this from livelymorgue
  7. boomermage reblogged this from livelymorgue
  8. raining-lemon-drops reblogged this from livelymorgue
  9. hannahbananapuralewski reblogged this from livelymorgue
  10. shhmenna reblogged this from livelymorgue
  11. 248046 reblogged this from livelymorgue
  12. banalborefest reblogged this from livelymorgue
  13. wolfwithcigarettes reblogged this from livelymorgue
  14. tomatesasesinos reblogged this from livelymorgue