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

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

June 1, 2014 | Comments (3)

You’ve probably figured out that this year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act. You haven’t you say? Well! Let me explain it to you then.

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New Museum Exhibit Features Early Yosemite Items

New Museum Exhibit Features Early Yosemite Items

May 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

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

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Yosemite Grant: Inspiring Generations (video)

Yosemite Grant: Inspiring Generations (video)

May 7, 2014 | Comments (3)

Check out the latest installment from the fine folks at Yosemite Nature Notes.

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Norsigian Ansel Adams Yosemite Valley

Looking for something to do? Learn about the history of Yosemite through painting

June 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

Yosemite has long been the inspiration for some of the worlds finest painters and this summer you can check out their work and learn more about their influence on Yosemite in a new exhibit entitled Yosemite Viewed: Landscape Paintings of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

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On this day in 1851...

On this day in 1851…

March 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

While the members of that first expedition of the Mariposa Battalion had heard rumours of what could be found up the Merced River, none were prepared for what they saw March 27, 1851

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10 Books Every Yosemite Lover Should Have

10 Books Every Yosemite Lover Should Have

March 13, 2012 | Comments (2)

Got some down time? Need something to do while you’re waiting for your husband at the dentist office? Grab these books and add them to your library.

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Wild gray wolf returns to California for the first time in almost 100 years

Wild gray wolf returns to California for the first time in almost 100 years

December 30, 2011 | Comments (0)

The gray wolf was thought to be a pest and, like the California Grizzly, eradicated in the 1920′s. This marks the first time a wild gray wolf has been in California in almost 100 years.

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Yosemite Nature Notes #17: Black Oaks (video)

Yosemite Nature Notes #17: Black Oaks (video)

November 11, 2011 | Comments (0)

Don’t miss the newest Yosemite Nature Notes: Black Oaks. Spend a few minutes and enjoy the beauty and history of Yosemite.

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Happy 197th Birthday Galen Clark

Happy 197th Birthday Galen Clark

March 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

When people say name the most influential person in the creation of Yosemite the National Park almost certainly the first name that comes to mind is John Muir, but there’s a man that even John Muir looked up to for his stewardship of the land and belief that it needed protecting.

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A Look Back at Yesteryears

A Look Back at Yesteryears

March 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

I really enjoy getting these old photos from readers about Yosemite. Rick Helin sent me this awesome photo of his grandfather and his great aunt in front of the Wawona Inn back in 1917. Read the story Rick sent along with it.

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