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Yosemite National Park Commemorates 124th Anniversary

Today commemorates the 124th anniversary of Yosemite National Park, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison on October 1, 1890. The legislation preserved and protected more than 1,500 square miles, including Tuolumne Meadows, the park’s high country, and Hetch Hetchy. Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias were still under the control of the State of California due to the provisions of the Yosemite Grant. However, the combination of the legislation and the existing Yosemite Grant comprised most of Yosemite National Park as it is known today. http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/yosemite-national-park-commemorates-124th-anniversary.htm

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