June 17, 2014 7:44 PM

Early photos pivotal in Yosemite’s preservation as national park

The early Yosemite photographers were a heroic bunch of entrepreneurs, hefting their huge cameras, heavy tripods, glass plates – and even their portable darkroom – over mountains and meadows. Fresno resident Michael Adams, son of famed park photographer Ansel Adams, and others say photography played a leading role in the park protection movement.

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