June 30, 2014 by Deborah W. Trotter
On June 30, 1864, 150 years ago today, while the American Civil War raged, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, starting the process that ultimately resulted in the creation of spectacular Yosemite National Park.
Upper Yosemite Fall
Middle Gaylor Lake, with Unicorn and Cathedral Peaks beyond
The Merced River flows through Yosemite Valley
Category: National Parks
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This is such a stunning part of our world, we are so lucky.
I agree with both of your statements! Thanks for stopping by.