A Look Back at Sunset‘s First Cover

July 24, 2014 | By | Comments (2)

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Before Sunset became the lifestyle magazine it is today, it started out as Southern Pacific Railroad’s promotional tool in May 1898 to attract tourism to the West. Even though our mission essentially hasn’t changed, we’ve evolved from black-and-white to beautiful, colored photographs. You’ll see we featured a seven-page spread on Yosemite (complete with nostalgia-inducing photos from Joseph Nisbet LeConte of the Sierra Club) in our first issue.

photography by Joseph Nisbet LeConte

photograph by Joseph Nesbit LeConte

photograph by Joseph Nesbit LeConte

photograph by Joseph Nesbit LeConte

Back then, round trip fare from San Francisco to Yosemite was a mere $38. And though a lot has changed in 116 years, our love for Yosemite is still going strong today.

In fact, you can plan a trip this summer with our updated Yosemite National Park guide, which has you covered on everything from the best campgrounds to the most breathtaking waterfalls.

COMMENTS

  1. sfbayrelocation

    I would buy a reproduction of that cover!

    July 29, 2014 at 9:39 am
  2. Berdj J. Rassam

    Wow, Sunset has come a long way since then.

    July 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm

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