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Cover of Mountain Sage: The Life Story of Carl Sharsmith, Yosemite's Famous Ranger-Naturalist, by Elizabeth Stone O'Neill, used with permission of the author.
Published works by and about Carl Sharsmith
Works About Carl Sharsmith
Boyer, David S., "Yosemite--Forever?" in National Geographic, Vol. 167, No. 1 (January, 1985), pp. 52 ff., with photographs by Jonathan Blair. Includes photos of Carl playing his "old squeeze-box" concertina and with a ricegrass mustache, plus personal notes.
Hubbard, Fran, 1971, Hello World: A National Park Adventure. Awani Press: Fredericksburg, TX. This is a photo essay of a children's nature walk in Tuolumne Meadows, led by Carl Sharsmith.
O'Neill, John Carroll and Elizabeth Stone O'Neill, 2002. Tioga Tramps: Day Hikes in the Tioga Pass Region. Albicaulis Press: Groveland, CA. Page 26 states re Peak 12,002: "There is interest in naming this mountain as a memorial to Yosemite's famous Ranger/Naturalist, Carl Sharsmith", and describes a hiking ascent to the summit from the southwest. Page 60 describes the hike up to the summit from the east side.
Sharsmith, John and Shields, Allan, 1996, Climb Every Mountain: A Portrait of Carl Sharsmith. Jerseydale Ranch Press: Mariposa, CA. Written by Carl Sharsmith's son and a fellow Tuolumne Meadows naturalist. Includes testimonials by admirers at memorial service following Carl's death.
Redford, Robert and John Else, 1989, video Yosemite--The Fate of Heaven. Sundance Institute and Yosemite Association. Yosemite National Park, CA. Narrated by Robert Redford, and featuring Carl Sharsmith plus interview with Jack Morehead, then Superintendent Yosemite National Park and now Name4Carl Committee member, 58 minutes.
Vanderbilt Television News Archive: An American Close Up (Park Ranger) NBC: interview with Carl by Tom Brokaw conducted in 1993 or so, aired on evening news September 10, 1993. Ninety-year-old park ranger Carl Sharsmith profiled; scenes shown of him giving tours of Yosemite National Park
Maharidge, Dale, and Jay Mather,1990. Yosemite: A Landscape of Life. Sacramento Bee and Yosemite Association. Yosemite National Park, California. Features Carl Sharsmith in 8-page photo essay.
Works by Carl Sharsmith (also see below)
Introduction by Carl Sharsmith to Yosemite Trails: Exploring the High Sierra by Chase, reprinted by Tioga Press
"Yosemite", audio track #19, 1936 words and singing by Carl Sharsmith introducing song. Tom Bopp, Yosemite Vintage Songs, 1995, Oakhurst, CA. To hear this section, go to http://www.sierratel.com/wawonamoon/Yo19.ra and just click on Cancel if you are asked for a password.
Works About Carl Sharsmith & Works by Carl Sharsmith
Pages below are from Sharsmith, John and Shields, Allan, 1996, Climb Every Mountain: A Portrait of Carl Sharsmith. Jerseydale Ranch Press: Mariposa, CA. Pages xiv-xxiv. Permission to reproduce this bibliography on the website name4carl.org received from Allan Shields, 4/20/06.
One title listed below under "Works about Carl Sharsmith" is in a way a "Work by Carl Sharsmith". That is Huntington, Ardeth, A Winter Day in Yosemite, which is primarily a printed version of a recording made of a weekend session presented by Carl.
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