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Watkins #1035 - The Colfax Party
Image courtesy of: The Society of California Pioneers   (Accession Number C007238, Accession Bin/Box B001726)
Photographers number:1035
Title:The Colfax Party
Notes:In August, 1865 Speaker of the House Schuyler Coxfax led the first group of eastern dignitaries to visit Yosemite Valley. The group traveled to California over the recently established Overland Mail Route "simply to see the country and to study its resources." Samuel Bowles - publisher of the Springfield Republican (standing, top left); Schuyler Colfax - Indiana congressman and Speaker of the House (middle row, third from left); Fredrick Law Olmsted - head of the first Yosemite Board of Commissioners and co-designer of New York's Central Park (middle row, fifth from left); William Bross - lieutenant governor of Illinois and senior editor of the Chicago Tribune (middle row, third from right); Mary Perkins Olmsted - wife of Fredrick Law Olmsted (front row, third from left); Albert Richardson - distinguished civil war correspondent for the New York Tribune (front row, at leftt)

Photographer:Carleton E Watkins   (Nov 11, 1829 — Jun 23, 1916;  Active approx. 1853 — 1896)
Publisher:Carleton Watkins

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