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George Anderson
Birth: 1835, Scotland
Death: May 8, 1884

George Anderson's Cabin. Scots emigrant George Anderson was a Scottish sailor, goldseeker, and jack-of-all trades. He represents the early pioneers and settlers of the Yosemite area. Tourist parties provided business for local residents. George Anderson, a miner and blacksmith, worked as a guide in the late 1800's, and escorted visitors on expeditions in Yosemite. Anderson himself built many of the trails still used in the Valley. In October, 1875, he was the first man to climb Half Dome. Anderson laboriously drilled holes for spikes all the way up the back side to its peak. Following the entrepreneurial spirit that energized many of Yosemite's first settlers, Anderson soon began charging for tours to the top. Visitors used his rope for several years thereafter to make their own ascents. He was planning on building a wooden stairway to the top of Half Dome, with the hope of making a small fortune from tolls. While collecting timber for the project he became sick and died alone in this cabin.
Gary Mumper
Yosemite Cemetery
Yosemite Village
Mariposa County
California, USA
Created by: Thomas A Hawkins
Record added: Feb 22, 2004
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