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On June 30, 2014, Yosemite turned 150 years old.  On June 30, 1864, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act establishing Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove as the first protected parcels of wild land in the world.  The grant didn’t just save the areas from development, it also created the first California State Park, and laid the foundation for the National Parks system.  Later, John Muir led a successful movement to establish Yosemite National Park, which included not just Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove, but the land surrounding and between the two areas as well.

To find more information about Yosemite, including guidebooks, histories and pictures, look under the Subject Heading Yosemite National Park in the Marin County Free Library catalog.

The road guide to Yosemite     Yosemite's historic hotels and camps       a photographer's journey

Yosemite Valley railroad      five photographers explore Yosemite's wilderness     50 best short hikes Yosemite National Park and vicinity

 80 great hikes     Yosemite     Geology underfoot in Yosemite National Park

 Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and our National Parks      the waterfalls of Yosemite Valley      art of an American icon

 explore beyond the tourist hotspots      Yosemite National Park and vicinity     Yosemite & the wild Sierra

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Posted by: Tami

Tami is a librarian at the Corte Madera Library.

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This agreement really helped

This agreement really helped for the park development. They have worked a lot in this sceneario and developend all the national parks across the california state. They also work for some other parks.

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