The Lore and Lure of Literature on Early Yosemite Tourism
7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Dennis Kruska, a noted authority on the Yosemite Valley, discusses the literature that enticed sightseers to experience the Yosemite's scenic wonders following the first tourist party to the valley in 1855. The literary lure on tourism has worked so well, says Kruska, that today Yosemite is painfully loved to death. This program is the Book Club of California's Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trade in California and the West.