Arthur C. Pillsbury

Protecting and Preserving All Life -- By Extending Human Vision

 Explaining the ongoing agenda  to eliminate ​​


                                                     Arthur Clarence Pillsbury
                          from History.  Who was in on it?

​ Stephen Mather - First Director for the National Parks Service​​​​
He orchestrated events. Early on, Mather realized Pillsbury could be a threat to his ambitions.  But he needed Pillsbury, whose lectures and films were drawing thousnds to Yosemite, to make is ambitions plans viable.  Pillsbury, not the glossy PR campaign run by Robert Sterling Yard, was responsible for the the rise in tourism.  Therefore, Mather demanded Pillsbury close his operations outside of Yosemite to ensure he had leverage over him.  When this proved to be inadequate, Pillsbury was gaining a national reputation and an influence which threatened Mather's position.  See 1926 Pillsbury Brochure.  Mather arranged to eliminate Pillsbury by obtaining a stooge to burn him out and displace him as a photograher.    From that time on, a cover-up started.    Motives ​​

Horace Albright - Second Director for the National Parks Service 
Horrifed at Mather's confession of self-dealing, he staged managed the cover-up of the first round of Mather's crimes.  Having done so, burning out Pillsbury became just another unpleasant necessity.  Albright had accepted his position as clean-up man for Mather.  In 1933 Albright, a Mining Attorney,  became the CEO for U.S. Borax, 1933-1962.  Extractive industries  now had access to lands held in trust for Americans and could swap these as needed. 

Ansel AdamsThe Janitor for the Pillsbury Studio
He torched the Studio in November 1927, entering it late at night to remove, either for his own use or on Mather's orders, the thousands of negatives and glass negatives on which the production of products depended.  He then set the fire which allowed Mather to force Pillsbury out of Yosemite. Many of the images, along with those of Boysen and Fiske, would be published as his own and for his efforts he received an exclusive monopoly for photography in Yosemite.  By 1933 all other photographers were gone.    Motives

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