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Yosemite Tales: The Death of May Tom

Offbeat  (tags: teen girl, killed, tree falls, on Her, another )

- 3348 days ago -
A couple of years ago, during a cool Autumn day, as I was strolling through the Yosemite National Park cemetery, I came across a grave with a wooden marker. The grave was nestled around 10 other graves with Paiute Indian names I recognized


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Cheryl B (64)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 10:45 am
thanks for the info

Elaine Dixon (71)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 2:57 pm
that was a shame that they died of injuries.

Michael Owens (1647)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 3:05 pm
Interesting story sad.

Sharon Jacobs-salinas (33)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 4:16 pm
Interesting and sad. t/y Lone

Debbie G (306)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 6:09 pm
OMG. I want to visit Yosemite and when I do I will remember this story. Thanks Terry.

sherrie e (147)
Tuesday February 23, 2010, 9:08 pm
A very sad and haunting story. Death to someone so young is so heartbreaking....Thanx for the story, Lone!

Cheryl B (206)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 9:08 pm
It is wonderful that records were kept, and even photos taken, of some of the people in this story, which is a little bit of history preserved. It is also a credit to those who did not plow over this little cemetery for one reason or another so that those buried there can rest in peace. Rest in peace young May Tom, and Maggie. Your story is still being told and therefore, you are being remembered.

carol narick (243)
Wednesday February 24, 2010, 10:23 pm
So young and what a tragedy-I am also glad too, that the cemetary still stands peacefully and they are remembered!

Rose S (22)
Thursday March 18, 2010, 9:34 am
Thanks for sharing Lone wolf.
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