Buffalo Soldiers http://kvpr.org en Yosemite's 'Buffalo Soldiers' Inspire Ranger Shelton Johnson, African Americans http://kvpr.org/post/yosemites-buffalo-soldiers-inspire-ranger-shelton-johnson-african-americans <p class="p1">One hundred years ago this summer, a group of U.S. Army cavalry soldiers left the Presidio in San Francisco, and made the hot dusty trek across the San Joaquin Valley to both Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. Veterans of the Spanish American War, were charged with protecting the new national parks from poachers, timber thieves, and with building park infrastructure. They were in essence America's first park rangers.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:36:59 +0000 Joe Moore 17685 at http://kvpr.org Yosemite's 'Buffalo Soldiers' Inspire Ranger Shelton Johnson, African Americans