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Yosemite National Park and the Yosemite Conservancy

Yosemite Conservancy

Yosemite National Park was one of the first wilderness park areas set aside in the United States through the Yosemite Grant; a bill approved by the 38th Congress and signed by President Abraham Lincoln on June 30, 1864. This was the first time that park land was specifically designated for both preservation and public use. […]