The Yosemite Cemetery is a tangible link to Yosemite's American Indians and iconic Yosemite stewards such as Galen Clark and James Mason Hutchings. In order to preserve this historic link to the past, the cemetery will undergo rehabilitation to reconnect visitors to this important cultural landmark in Yosemite Village.
In 2013, the historic headstones are being restored and repaired with assistance from a stone conservator. The historic-preservation crew and volunteers are cleaning headstones and repairing damaged wrought-iron fencing and walls. A new cemetery booklet is in development and will include updated imagery and cultural interpretation for park visitors.
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Photo: © Megan Rosenbloom