Video: A Visit to Yosemite National Park Circa 1938

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S., which marks the unofficial start of the summer travel season. Of course, many families will be headed to the country’s national parks this year to take in the amazing sites that can be had there. Yosemite is always amongst the most popular destinations, and anyone who has ever been there already knows why. But this video, which comes out of the U.S. national archives, shows that it was a hotspot even back in 1938. Shot in black and white, and without sound, it is a fantastic look back at an adventure film from a bygone era. You’ll definitely get a sense of nostalgia as you watch.

Kraig Becker