Arthur C. Pillsbury Foundation

Protecting and Preserving All Life -- By Extending Human Vision

History of the Yosemite Sentinel

         The November 1974 issue provides a brief history of the Yosemite Sentinel (misidentified as November 1975). The first issue was called The Lost Arrow and was issued by a group of employees calling themselves the Yosemite Club with the backing of the Yosemite Park and Curry Company. the name changed to The Yosemite Sentinel in the second issue, November 6, 1941, with which this run begins. In the latter part of 1942 the Sentinel was taken over by the Curry Company which has continued publication of the paper to the present.
           The paper contains community as well as company news with articles from people across the spectrum of the local community. Its publication schedule and format have changed many times. the Christmas issue of the early years was always the issue closest to Christmas, most often with a format different from the rest of the year’s issues. in 1960 the Sentinel became a glossy 8 1/2" x 11" paper of four or more pages.
         The gap in publication between the issues of October 17, 1969, and November 1974 occurred at a time of changes in the Yosemite Park and Curry Company. the Curry family control of the company ended with Mary Curry Tressider’s death on October 29, 1970, after which stock purchases gave control first to the Shasta Corporation and then to U. S. Natural Resources, Inc. The Music Corporation of America (MCA) bought the controlling interest in August 1973, and Ed Hardy became the company’s Chief Executive Officer January 1, 1974. a new stability inside the company, combined with an interest in employees and community, lead to the republication of the Sentinel beginning in November 1974. in 1987 the Yosemite Sentinel continues to be a monthly publication of varying length representing company and community.
Many historical articles are by Shirley Sargent, who worked as the historian for the YPCC.
Bibliographical Information

Yosemite Sentinel (Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Park and Curry Company, 1941-). 30 cm. Ill.
Copies provided courtesy of Dr. Hal Rothman (1958-2007), formerly Professor of History at UNLV.

Uncovering Cover-Ups

It is a fact that cover-ups take place and carrying them out requires cooperative efforts from multiple individuals.  This is why one should look at everything for both evidence and the also telling indicator of what is not there, commonly known as, "The Dog That Did Not Bark" gap which shows something was happening outside of one's expectations which cannot be explained.  You can read the Officially Published issues of the Yosemite Sentinel on the NPS site, at least for now.  I have all of the PDFs now available so will put them up on this site it they disappear.  ​The NPS site appears to be in constant flux in this regard. 

What you are about to peruse is the elimination of Arthur C. Pillsbury from Yosemite's history.  Pillsbury had made and showed the first Nature Movie in 1909; provided a voice for the Wildflowers which resulted in his being called, "The Wildflower Man of Yosemite."  He had dedicated his life to helping humankind understand and empathize with  all life.

But one man, Stephen Mather, whose life is a model for psychopathic greed, wanted Pillsbury gone and the elites of his time helped him destroy the memory of what had been done to advance our understanding of and connection with, the natural world.  

We have been chained with lies - but, as they say, the Truth can set us free.