7. The Yosemite 150th Anniversary
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149 years ago on July 3rd, amid the American Civil War, President Lincoln signed the
Yosemite Grant Act, formally protecting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove.
This designated Yosemite as the first California state park and planted the seed
for the later national park movement.
Yellowstone National Park became the first national park 8 years later in 1872;
Yosemite received national park status in 1890.
As we enter Year 150 of Yosemite protection,
stay tuned for upcoming events and commemorations: