Category: History

Stephen Mather: First Director of the National Park Service

Check out the latest Yosemite Nature Notes on one of my favorite historical figures in Yosemite, Stephen Mather.

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Take a Virtual Tour of Yosemite

If you’re sitting over at Grandma’s this Christmas and that awkward silence creeps in, grab your phone and take

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Yosemite Park Map

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring 150th Anniversary of Yosemite Grant Act

Yosemite Grant Act gave birth to California's first state park which would eventually become Yosemite National Park.

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A Little History About the Yosemite Grant Act (and Some Fun Things to Do)

You’ve probably figured out that this year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. You haven’t you

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New Museum Exhibit Features Early Yosemite Items

Sounds like they have some pretty cool items. This is definitely one you're not going to want to miss.

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A New Perspective on Bodie

I love Bodie. It's one of my all time favorite places and it's just outside Yosemite. Check out this

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On this day in 1851…

While the members of that first expedition of the Mariposa Battalion had heard rumours of what could be found

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Get this book! Recollections of a Yosemite Rock Climber by Steve Roper

If you love Yosemite and history here's another great book you're not going to want to pass up.

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A Glimpse Into Yosemite’s Chinese History (video)

Yosemite National Park Ranger Yenyen Chan explores the history Chinese immigrants played in the building of Yosemite National Park.

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Happy 197th Birthday Galen Clark

When people say name the most influential person in the creation of Yosemite the National Park almost certainly the

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