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Big Tree room.
Big Tree room.
Big Tree Room, Cedar Cottage, 1886. The Upper Hotel began construction in 1857 and was completed in 1859. Its frame later became the Cedar Cottage. James Hutchings began ownership of the Upper Hotel, which then became known as the Hutchings House, in 1864. This was just months before Yosemite Valley was granted to the state by the Yosemite Grant. There was a joke in the hotel to not leave your door unlocked. When the visitor went to their room, they realized their door was a sheet and the "wall" separating one room from the next was cheesecloth. In order to get lumber for the hotel, Hutchings built a sawmill. Hutchings hired a man named John Muir to work in this sawmill. An addition was constructed at the rear of the hotel, which enclosed the trunk of a large growing cedar tree. This sitting room with a fire place became known as the "Big Tree Room." This is what led the Hutchings House to be called the Cedar Cottage. In 1874, the state legislature had $60,000 to take away all private claims in Yosemite Valle
Negative Number: RL_14442
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006.003-09(Yosemite Hierarchy Number)
Structures-Hotels(Yosemite Series Description)
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Yosemite National Park, Code: YOSE
Yosemite National Park, California
Latitude: 37.8399200439453, Longitude: -119.540397644043

c. 1886
01/01/1886 - 12/30/1886
Film Size: 5 x 7
YOSE: Box 11
George Fiske
Person: Archivist
Organization: US National Park Service
Address: Yosemite National Park Archives, PO Box 700-W, El Portal, CA 95318
Email: yose_archives@nps.gov

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1031 Yosemite Historic Photo Collection
1031 Yosemite Historic Photo Collection
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copied by Mike Floyd, copied July 1985

copied by Mike Floyd, copied July 1985

Big Tree Room of Cedar Cottage.

Big Tree Room of Cedar Cottage.

Big Tree Home of Cedar Cottage showing arches.

Big Tree Home of Cedar Cottage showing arches.

Trinkets found under Cedar Cottage upon removal.

Trinkets found under Cedar Cottage upon removal.

Close up of porch detail of old Cedar Cottage.

Close up of porch detail of old Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down old Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down old Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down old Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down old Cedar Cottage.

Fireplace in Big Tree room of Old Cedar Cottage.

Fireplace in Big Tree room of Old Cedar Cottage.

Cedar Cottage.

Cedar Cottage.

Articles found under Cedar Cottage.

Articles found under Cedar Cottage.

Articles found under Cedar Cottage.

Articles found under Cedar Cottage.

Old Cedar Cottage.

Old Cedar Cottage.

Trinkets found under Cedar Cottage.

Trinkets found under Cedar Cottage.

Steps at Cedar Cottage. Guest fell down these steps.

Steps at Cedar Cottage. Guest fell down these steps.

Cedar Cottage stairs.

Cedar Cottage stairs.

Rear of old Cedar Cottage.

Rear of old Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down Big Tree room of Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down Big Tree room of Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down Big Tree room of Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down Big Tree room of Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down Cedar Cottage.

Tearing down Cedar Cottage.

Rear view of Cedar Cottage during demolition.

Rear view of Cedar Cottage during demolition.

Rear view of Cedar Cottage during demolition.

Rear view of Cedar Cottage during demolition.

Cedar Cottage from rear showing Yosemite Falls.

Cedar Cottage from rear showing Yosemite Falls.

Cedar Cottage with barricade because of condition.

Cedar Cottage with barricade because of condition.

Site of Cedar Cottage.

Site of Cedar Cottage.

Site of Old Cedar Cottage after removal.

Site of Old Cedar Cottage after removal.

From Watkin's stereo #1087

From Watkin's stereo #1087

Cedar Cottage showing chimney of Big Tree room.

Cedar Cottage showing chimney of Big Tree room.

(From an old photo) Big Tree room in Hutching's Hotel. Copy from an old photo

(From an old photo) Big Tree room in Hutching's Hotel. Copy from an old photo

Upper House later conveted to Cedar Cottage. Photocopied by Cather from early photo made in Yosemite by C.L. Weed in 1859. See also RL-12,570 & 13,713. copied by Cather, copied May 22, 1941

Upper House later conveted to Cedar Cottage. Photocopied by Cather from early photo made in Yosemite by C.L. Weed in 1859. See also RL-12,570 & 13,713. copied by Cather, copied May 22, 1941

1. Upper Hotel called Hutching's Hotel. 
2. Leidig's Hotel
3. Woolen Mill at Merced Falls. According to Bill Stevenson, the dam was built to operate the woolen mill, which his grandfather John J. Jordan ran. Both this grandfathers - Jordan and Stevenson - were pioneers in that area. Both fought for the Union in the Civil War, both were prisoners at Libby Prison, where they met each other first. Later, they met in Merced Country where George J. Stevenson was a rancher at Snelling. Their children met there. Stevensons also ran the hotel at Merced Falls. George J. Stevenson was in partnership with a man who was a Southern sympathizer. They had a break-up and their neighbors aggravated the situation by carrying tales from one to the other. Finally, Stevenson was tipped off that his former partner was going to kill him the next time he appeared. In front of the Courthouse at Sneeling, they met and the former partner opened fire on Stevenson as he was dismounting from his horse. Stevenson returned fire, killing the

1. Upper Hotel called Hutching's Hotel. 2. Leidig's Hotel 3. Woolen Mill at Merced Falls. According to Bill Stevenson, the dam was built to operate the woolen mill, which his grandfather John J. Jordan ran. Both this grandfathers - Jordan and Stevenson -

Stereo from collection of the Eastman House. copied by Ralph H. Anderson, copied November 17, 1950

Stereo from collection of the Eastman House. copied by Ralph H. Anderson, copied November 17, 1950

(Cedar Cottage) See also RL-05,115 & 13,604. copied from old photo. Date: Unknown, after porch was added

(Cedar Cottage) See also RL-05,115 & 13,604. copied from old photo. Date: Unknown, after porch was added

Copied from Hutching's "In the Heart of the Sierras" p. 102. sketch from first photo made in Yosemite.

Copied from Hutching's "In the Heart of the Sierras" p. 102. sketch from first photo made in Yosemite.

1/2 stereo, Watkins 1088

1/2 stereo, Watkins 1088

Condemned Hotel showing Big Tree Room. Photographer: Ralph H. Anderson (?), Date: 1941 (?)

Condemned Hotel showing Big Tree Room. Photographer: Ralph H. Anderson (?), Date: 1941 (?)

(Cedar Cottage) See also RL-02,737 & 13,604

(Cedar Cottage) See also RL-02,737 & 13,604

Cedar Cottage & old Sentinel Bridge.

Cedar Cottage & old Sentinel Bridge.

From Stereo #1087.

From Stereo #1087.

See also RL-02,737 & RL-05,115.

See also RL-02,737 & RL-05,115.

Looking across Sentinel Bridge

Looking across Sentinel Bridge

See also RL-01,599.

See also RL-01,599.

Showing fire escape ladder.

Showing fire escape ladder.

Copied from Wegner photo album.

Copied from Wegner photo album.

Detail of stereo (RL-16,413). Caption: "165. Hutching's Hotel". Merced River in foreground.

Detail of stereo (RL-16,413). Caption: "165. Hutching's Hotel". Merced River in foreground.

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,421). Caption: "59. Yosemite Hotel." Hutching's.

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,421). Caption: "59. Yosemite Hotel." Hutching's.

Detail of stereo (RL-16,423) from L. Smaus collection. Captioned: "7334 - Sentinel Rock, 3,720 ft. high. View from Hutching's Hotel and Merced River." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of stereo (RL-16,423) from L. Smaus collection. Captioned: "7334 - Sentinel Rock, 3,720 ft. high. View from Hutching's Hotel and Merced River." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of RL-16,427. Caption: "No. 265. Hutching's Cottage, Yosemite Valley, Cal." Hutching's House and River Cottage.copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of RL-16,427. Caption: "No. 265. Hutching's Cottage, Yosemite Valley, Cal." Hutching's House and River Cottage.copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail from L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,437). Caption: "1260. Hutching's Hotel." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985,

Detail from L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,437). Caption: "1260. Hutching's Hotel." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985,

Hutchings' Hotel Cottage

Hutchings' Hotel Cottage

Detail of RL-16,484. Caption: "9469 - The Cedar Tree Sitting Room, Sentinel Hotel, Yosemite Valley, Cal., U.S.A." Text on back of the original card (see RL-16,484). copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of RL-16,484. Caption: "9469 - The Cedar Tree Sitting Room, Sentinel Hotel, Yosemite Valley, Cal., U.S.A." Text on back of the original card (see RL-16,484). copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of RL-16,486. Caption: "48 - Rock Cottage, Yosemite" is erroneous; actually is Cedar Cottage. copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of RL-16,486. Caption: "48 - Rock Cottage, Yosemite" is erroneous; actually is Cedar Cottage. copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,504). Handwritten on back: "The Big Tree Room. First hotel in the Yosemite Valley, Cal. House built around a tree." Man in photo is George Fiske. copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,504). Handwritten on back: "The Big Tree Room. First hotel in the Yosemite Valley, Cal. House built around a tree." Man in photo is George Fiske. copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail fo L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,550). Caption: "1259. Sentinel Rock, (3,270 feet high) and Hutchings' Hotel." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail fo L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,550). Caption: "1259. Sentinel Rock, (3,270 feet high) and Hutchings' Hotel." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,520). Caption: "109. Hutchin's Hotel and the Merced River." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,520). Caption: "109. Hutchin's Hotel and the Merced River." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,522), captioned "The Upper House, Yosemite Valley, Mariposa County, Cal. 1088." Hutching's Hotel. copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,522), captioned "The Upper House, Yosemite Valley, Mariposa County, Cal. 1088." Hutching's Hotel. copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,524). Caption: "Sentinel Rock, 3,276 feet high, Yosemite Valley, Cal." Hutching's Hotel. copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,524). Caption: "Sentinel Rock, 3,276 feet high, Yosemite Valley, Cal." Hutching's Hotel. copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of stereo from L. Smaus collection (RL-16,527). Captioned "62. View on the Merced, Hutchings' Hotel and Bridge. Sentinel Rock in distance." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of stereo from L. Smaus collection (RL-16,527). Captioned "62. View on the Merced, Hutchings' Hotel and Bridge. Sentinel Rock in distance." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail from L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,528). Caption: "61. View on the Merced. Hutchings' Hotel and Bridge. Sentinel Rock in the distance." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail from L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,528). Caption: "61. View on the Merced. Hutchings' Hotel and Bridge. Sentinel Rock in the distance." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,530). Captioned: "600. Sentinel Rock. Hutchins' Hotel." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,530). Captioned: "600. Sentinel Rock. Hutchins' Hotel." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail from L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,532). Captioned: "Hutching's Hotel, Yosemite Valley, Cal." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail from L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,532). Captioned: "Hutching's Hotel, Yosemite Valley, Cal." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of stereo car RL-16,534 from L. Smaus collection. Caption: "No. 35. Sentinel Rock, 3,270 feet high, and Hutchings' Hotel." copied July 1985

Detail of stereo car RL-16,534 from L. Smaus collection. Caption: "No. 35. Sentinel Rock, 3,270 feet high, and Hutchings' Hotel." copied July 1985

Detail of stereo card RL-16-536 from L. Smaus collection. Caption: "No. 965, Sentinel Rock, Yosemite, Cal." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of stereo card RL-16-536 from L. Smaus collection. Caption: "No. 965, Sentinel Rock, Yosemite, Cal." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,546). Caption: "SENTINEL ROCK, 3,270 feet high". Hutchings' Hotel. copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,546). Caption: "SENTINEL ROCK, 3,270 feet high". Hutchings' Hotel. copied July 1985

Detail of L. Samus Stereo (RL-16,548). Caption: "1621. Sentinel Rock, 3,270 feet high, Hutchings' Hotel, and the Merced River." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Samus Stereo (RL-16,548). Caption: "1621. Sentinel Rock, 3,270 feet high, Hutchings' Hotel, and the Merced River." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,552). Written on back of card: "Yosemite Valley. the Sentinel and Hutchings Hotel. June, 1870. On horse. H.C.T." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,552). Written on back of card: "Yosemite Valley. the Sentinel and Hutchings Hotel. June, 1870. On horse. H.C.T." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,554). Caption: "No. 1072. Hutchings' Hotel and Sentinel Rock - Yosemite Valley." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo (RL-16,554). Caption: "No. 1072. Hutchings' Hotel and Sentinel Rock - Yosemite Valley." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus Stereo. Caption: "No. 267. Hutchings' Hotel, yosemite, Cal." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus Stereo. Caption: "No. 267. Hutchings' Hotel, yosemite, Cal." copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo card. Interior view of Cedar Cottage. copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985

Detail of L. Smaus stereo card. Interior view of Cedar Cottage. copied by Michael Dixon, copied July 1985