#1035 - The Colfax Party
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
Publisher:Carleton Watkins
Image courtesy of:The Society of California Pioneers
Tags:Animal | California | Costume | Dated View | Gesture or Pose | Group | Mariposa County | Named Person | Named Structure | Yosemite Valley
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