Travel Photo Thursday: 150 Years of Yosemite

Travel Photo Thursday: 150 Years of Yosemite

With the stroke of a pen, President Abraham Lincoln singed the “Yosemite Grant Act” on June 30, 1864, protecting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove.

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Twenty-six years later, on October 1, 1890, Yosemite National Park was born.

And seventy-eight years after that, I’d make the first of many visits to Yosemite.Yosemite Rock Climbing Christmas Card 1984

A good way to see how Yosemite has changed over that century and a half span is to browse the “Timeline” on the park’s Webpage devoted to the anniversary.

For a more recent view of the park, check out the “Yosemite in Winter” story I created using the Storehouse app for iPad.

 (A number of special events will take place this year to mark Yosemite’s 150th anniversary. While getting a room in high season can be difficult, booking lodging for an off-season visit is much easier. And you can always make a “virtual visit” to the park.)

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