Half Dome View on Yosemite 150th Anniversary

Yosemite 150 Year Celebration June 30, 2014  

By John P. DeGrazio 

Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher in Mariposa Grove Celebrating 150 Years of the Yosemite Grant by John P. DeGrazio

Today, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant. On this day in 1864 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant protecting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias for all time. We participated in many festivities in the Grove and the Valley amidst the summer heat. On our departure from the Valley, we made one last stop at Half Dome View to gaze out into the blue sky and imagine what it must have been like for the first people to set their eyes on this wondrous landscape. Today, we are grateful that Yosemite is protected for all to enjoy in perpetuity.

Half Dome View on the 150 Year Anniversary of Yosemite by John P. DeGrazio

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