Arthur C. Pillsbury Foundation

Protecting and Preserving All Life -- By Extending Human Vision


Or, Covering-Up the Cover-Up. 

Action was required to disappear the criminal activities of Stephen Mather and Horace Albright. They needed to reframe history and eliminate early film-maker, inventor, a good friend of John Muir, and determined Preservationist, Arthur C. Pillsbury from history.  

Arthur C. Pillsbury was the equivalent for his time of the leading edge in high-tech.  He majored in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University and his innovations and inventions, while a student, included the first motorcycle built in California, the first specimen slicer for a microscope, and the first circuit panorama camera.  He also worked for the Southern Pacific as a photographer, the US Geological Service as a surveyor, and was well informed on geological and physiological issues.  His parents and brother were all medical doctors.  

He carried out a photographic survey of not only Yosemite but all National Parks and other wilderness areas regularly.  

In 1892 he purchased his first movie camera.  The work he chose to do was to record nature, showing nature films which presented the glories of nature to awaken an empathic relationship between the natural world and people.  Thereafter, he showed his films, a steadily growing number of these, changing and extending their scope, every year.  These films were shown to local garden clubs and as short features in movie theaters.  They were licensed for foreign distribution by Pathe, Universal, and Paramount in 1919.  

The first nature film.  Shown in Yosemite in 1909 and thereafter regularly, eventually in the theater he built at the Pillsbury Studio in New Village, which held 375 people.  Films included lapse-time for flowers and microscopic motion pictures of such incredible images as cells dividing, this in 1925.  


They Loved Money Over Life Itself
Stephen Mather - Horace Albright - Ansel Adams

The Original Cover-Up

Stephen T. Mather

Horace M. Albright

Stories & Motives

Stories & Motives

The NPS 'Creed'

Ansel Adams

Tools can always be had to do the job needed

Tools come in in all types and sizes for the job.

Some tools are people; some are organizations, those already in existence and those you found for the purpose.  Some tools are unwitting; others relish the job and the benefits thereby obtained.  


Arthur C. Pillsbury
The Man Who Loved Wildflowers

The Battle for Freedom Against Government Monopoly​​

The Century Story​​
National Parks for
Corporate  Profits

The Wildflower Man​​
A Century

The Issue Was the ​​
Wildflowers - 1922 

Hetch Hetchy Valley

      Individuals involved inadvertently in the rising action whose actions demonstrate the conspiracy was active decades later.   This was a surprise to Melinda, who wrote a book on her grandfather, Arthur C. Pillsbury, titled "A Tour of Old Yosemite."  Although it received sterling reviews, the company then running the concessions refused to sell it in any of their stores.  They also refused to sell items that had originally been featured in the store for the Pillsbury Studio.  Melinda had not realized at that point, 2004 how determined the NPS was to eliminate any mention of her Grandfather.  Eventually, she realized it was not possible to trust anyone who had connections to the NPS.  
       Ron Norsigian ran afoul of the Adams Family after finding 64 glass plate negatives in a box at a garage sale around 1999.  Norsigian, a house-painter dickered the seller down from $75 to $45 for the box and everything in it.  

Rell G. Francis
A Gift of Insight


Rising Action

Into Another Century

Reconfiguring History, One Piece at a Time
When you see actions that are coordinated and have a common purpose it is time to ask how and why this is taking place.  The objective facts on the crimes and cover-up  being carried out by  different individuals.  

N​​ewspaper Archive

The Madden Library

Yosemite Nature Notes

Persons of Interest

The Saga
of a Century

The Ranger's Club

The Yosemite Sentinel


National Park Service 

Camera Craft

Yosemite Sentinel

The New Generation of Arrogant Greedvillians

Gavin Newsom