Category: History

Stephen Mather: First Director of the National Park Service

Stephen Mather has long been one of my favorite historical figures in Yosemite ranking right up there with Muir,

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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

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein (both D-CA) today praised the passage of their resolution honoring the 150th

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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

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant, Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite

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A New Perspective on Bodie

If you've never been to Bodie you're probably asking yourself, "What is Bodie?" Well it's an old silver

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On this day in 1851…

On this day in 1851 Yosemite Valley was reportedly first seen non natives. While the members of that first expedition

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

After I posted my last list of 10 Books Every Yosemite Lover Should Have I got a lot of

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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

Galen Clark at Glacier Point. Photo courtesy NPS Archive. When people say name the most influential person in the creation

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