Yosemite’s Buffalo Soldiers Protected the Park

Over at my Facebook page, we are talking about Yosemite Ranger Shelton Johnson. He portrays a Buffalo Soldier. They were the African-American Army unit that were the first caretakers of the park after 1890. They were based in San Francisco’s Presidio but rode horses to the park to keep it from being devoured by sheep and “bad people” in the days before the NPS was formed. This video is a great snippet of Johnson and his work. Enjoy.

Ranger Sheldon Johnson

He does a one-man show every Sunday evening at 7 pm in the Valley Theater.


Unrelated thought worth quoting: “My heart knows what the wild goose knows, I must go where the wild goose goes. Wild goose, brother goose, which is best? A wanderin’ fool or a heart at rest?´- Frankie Lane

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About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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