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Half Dome Cables added to National Historic Register
#27638 09/11/12 08:28 AM
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Yosemite's National Park's Half Dome Cables are added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Details here.

"This is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources."

"Listing in the National Register is the first step towards eligibility for National Park Service-administered federal preservation tax credits..."


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Re: Half Dome Cables added to National Historic Register
wagga #27640 09/11/12 08:59 AM
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Following the links....

From "Mr. Half Dome Presents":
Fri, Sep 7, 2012
Yosemite's Half Dome Stewardship Plan: Comments Released

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The Planning Group solicited comments this year and hundreds submitted them. Now you can read ALL the comments in a newly released 531 page PDF. I must warn you - it is huge and will keep you up late at night for weeks to come. One group submitted about 4,000 cloned "form letters" that support the park's recommended alternative, 300 daily permits. I have supported the same number as this year - 400.

(the link to the 531 page PDF does not work.)

All I can say to the "4,000 cloned 'form letters'" is Good Grief.

Re: Half Dome Cables added to National Historic Register
Steve C #27655 09/11/12 04:27 PM
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well maybe the cables are now safe from removal,
but the bridges are not

Re: Half Dome Cables added to National Historic Register
Harvey Lankford #27840 09/19/12 09:06 AM
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Good grief! wink If cables can be listed in the National Register, than certainly far more attractive and (for some) sentimental environmentally eye-pleasing stone bridges can be too. It's not like there are a flagrant number of these old bridges in place in YV anyway -- what, about 3 or 4? And what of the roads that go across these bridges? Would the stone bridges be replaced with less attractive bridges?

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