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Huell Howser of California Gold visits
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Huell Howser interviews Sierra Club LeConte Lodge Curator Bonnie Gisel and National Park Service spokesman Scott Gediman

This video is provided courtesy of Huell Howser, from his acclaimed California Gold television series.

Excerpted from California's Gold #9007 - "Yosemite Buildings" first aired in August, 2007.


When most people think of Yosemite, they imagine towering peaks and cascading waterfalls, but there is an amazing human history that is told through some of the many buildings that dot the valley floor.

In this visit, Huell Howser discovers two small buildings that are very historic and very beautiful. He visited the Yosemite Valley Chapel (not shown here), and the LeConte Memorial Lodge, a National Historic Landmark. In this video visit to LeConte Memorial Lodge, Huell interviewed Sierra Club Curator Bonnie Gisel and National Park Service spokesman Scott Gediman. Huell exclaims, "This beautiful stone structure is a real gem!"

Information and Donations

For more information, during the summer contact Sierra Club LeConte Memorial Lodge Curator, P.O. Box 755, Yosemite, CA 95389, 1-209-372-4542.

During the winter, contact LeConte Lodge Committee Chair, Harold Wood, P.O. Box 3543, Visalia, CA 93278; phone: (559) 739-8527; e-mail:

Tax deductible donations to support the new exhibits and renovation efforts of the LeConte Memorial can be made to "Sierra Club Foundation," marked for the LeConte Lodge Fund.


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