National Register of Historic Places in Mariposa County

National Register #79000281: McGurk Cabin in Yosemite National Park McGurk Cabin Prior to Stabilization
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National Register #79000281
McGurk Cabin
McGurk Meadow Trail
Yosemite National Park
Built c.1895

This cabin, on the edge of McGurk Meadow, was probably built by Hugh Davanay, who sold the property to Jack McGurk in 1895.

McGurk was a cattleman who probably grazed his stock at the meadow during the summer months. He occupied the site for two years before being evicted by the Army in 1897 over a title dispute. Aside from McGurk's seasonal residence in this cabin, there is no evidence of his spending time in Yosemite.

In 1958, a group of Sierra Club volunteers stabilized the cabin as be a unique interpretive outpost for Bridalveil Campground and McGurk Meadow hiking trails in Yosemite National Park.

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