Mirror Lake Resources

Mirror Lake Resources (HM1K1R)

Location: , CA Mariposa County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 44.832', W 119° 33.055'

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For centuries, the local Indians use the bracken fern found above Mirror Lake. In the 1800s, Euro-American entrepreneurs found new uses for the area's resources. Hotel owners marketed the magnificent scenery to an enthusiastic audience or travelers. The lakes ice and eventually its sand were harvested as well.

Ice and Sand
Yosemite's early hotel industry responded to increasing tourism by providing diverse services for guests. The harvesting of ice from Mirror Lake made it possible to store foods grown in Yosemite Valley. The ice house foundation is nearby.

Crews dredge sand from Mirror Lake and spread it on Yosemite's icy roads in winter. Dredging, started in the 1880s, maintained the size of Mirror Lake's reflective surface. The Park discontinued this practice in 1971.
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HM NumberHM1K1R
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Placed ByYosemite Fund
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Date Added Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 275250 N 4180830
Decimal Degrees37.74720000, -119.55091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 44.832', W 119° 33.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 44' 49.92" N, 119° 33' 3.3" W
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