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The Life of Foster Curry -  a man maligned

When David Curry died on April 30, 1917, his son Foster had been involved in the management of Camp Curry since he was a young boy and was raised to take over from his father.  So how did it come about that all of the Currys active in management displaced by Donald Tressider?  

Foster's later experience with the operation at Mt. Baldy showed he was a highly functional person and, additionally, it was he with his mother who were invested in the work.  Both Curry daughters had gone away to college and left the company to the active management of their brother, mother and father.  

David Curry had kicked Tresidder out of Camp Curry for taking Mary to the top of Half Dome.  We know that.  But what we do not know if there were other causes for his dislike of the young man who had appeared and suddenly begun romancing Mary, a quiet girl who was well known to be very shy.  

Below is the link to an article about Mt. Baldy and the persistence Foster showed in bringing it into existence with the help of his life.  You will also read articles from contemporary papers on how Foster was managing Camp Curry before he was forced out in a plan which would covertly continue the self-dealing Mather had begun in 1915.  

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