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Daniel J. Foley was born in Dubuque, Iowa, to John Foley and Ellen Fitzgerald on August 7, 1857. John Foley was born in London and his mother, Ellen, in Ireland. The couple came to the United States, first to Iowa and then on to California, in 1867, settling in the vicinity of Marysville. From there, D. J. Foley went into the newspaper business in San Francisco.
Foley first saw Yosemite in 1892, after running a newspaper in Pleasanton, where he was married. InYosemite Foley started a little printing establishment and photographic studio, which he called Yosemite Falls Studio. There, he published a small weekly paper called, "The Yosemite Tourist." The newsy little publication came out every week during the tourist season, until July 1934, the time of Foley's death.
Foley also published, "Foley's Yosemite Souvenir & Guide, a comprehensive overview of the glories of Yosemite," including places to stay, where to eat, what to see, and how to travel. The Guide was illustrated with both his own photographs and those of other photographers, including George Fiske.
For a time, Foley ran a newspaper in Mariposa called, "The Mariposa Star."
Foley died September 30, 1934 at the W. B. Lewis Hospital in Yosemite.
Birth: Aug. 7, 1857
Death: Sep. 30, 1934
Daniel J. Foley had the Yosemite Falls Studio in Yosemite Valley from 1891 until the early 1940s, his wife continuing the operation after his death in 1934. He published "The Yosemite Tourist" newspaper and also the "Yosemite Souvenir and Guide" for many years.
Emma Hartung Foley (1869 - 1954)
Mariposa Masonic Cemetery
Plot: Masonic Section, Row N, Grave 15
Record added: Mar 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25612167