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October 1, 1890: Yosemite Established as National Park
On this day in 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed a bill into law creating Yosemite National Park. The mountainous region spanning 1,169 square miles of public land in the California Sierra Nevada preserves wilderness, wildlife, and public trust.
Tour all of America’s national parks by visiting Ken Burns’s The National Parks: America’s Best Idea collections.
Photo: Yosemite National Park, California. Photographer: William Henry Jackson, Copyright 1898 (Library of Congress). 

Now closed due to government shutdown, on its 123rd birthday.

pbsthisdayinhistory:

October 1, 1890: Yosemite Established as National Park

On this day in 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed a bill into law creating Yosemite National Park. The mountainous region spanning 1,169 square miles of public land in the California Sierra Nevada preserves wilderness, wildlife, and public trust.

Tour all of America’s national parks by visiting Ken Burns’s The National Parks: America’s Best Idea collections.

Photo: Yosemite National Park, California. Photographer: William Henry Jackson, Copyright 1898 (Library of Congress). 

Now closed due to government shutdown, on its 123rd birthday.