Tuolumne County Points of Interest
Kennedy Meadows was first settled in late 1800's by Thomas Kennedy and used as a rest stop by early travelers across the Sierra. It was taken over by Frank Kurzi as a tent camp and pack station. The original hotel, built in the early 1900's, was accidentally burned down by U.S. Marine Corps troops in 1943, and it was rebuilt in the summer of 1944. A fire in Oct. 2007 reduced the iconic Kennedy Meadows Lodge, seven cabins and seven other buildings to a pile of ashes. The Bloom family, along with the help of the many friends and family of Kennedy Meadows, rebuilt and reopened the lodge seven months later. It continues today as a gateway to the Emigrant Basin and the High Sierras.
Dedicated by Matuca Chapter 1849
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Dedicated Sept. 8, 1984
Rededicated Sept. 7, 2013 (6018)
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