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  • Yosemite Land History

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    June 1864 the Yosemite Land Grant was signed by Abraham Lincoln, which deeded 39,000 acres of the Mariposa Big Tree Grove and Yosemite Valley to the State of California (Hawken 40). It was an unprecedented piece of legislation, having almost universal support from private business, environmentalists and Congress. Sparked largely by the de-barking of “The Mother of the Forest”, one of the oldest sequoias in Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove, several years earlier (Hawken 39). The Yosemite Land Grant was

  • Yosemite National Park Essay

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    mesmerizing place. Yosemite National park is the most captivating places I’ve ever been. It is in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Yosemite was established on October 1,1890 because of the so many things that make it as outstanding as it is. Yosemite is 747,956 acres of waterfalls, trees, cliffs, mountains and more. My family and I have only been here for an hour, and I am so excited to begin all of the remarkable activities we have planned.
 We are only at Yosemite for three days, so we

  • Yosemite National Park Visit

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    At Yosemite National Park I got a chance to truly experience the nature and wildlife around me. The Merced River ran through the valley, and I could hear the sound of the rushing water from far away. I could hear the whistle of the wind and the birds chirping from high up in the trees. The vivid colors of the flowers there were incredible. On top of Pride Rock, there was a splendid view of famous landmarks including the Half Dome. From OMG Point the view of the valley below was absolutely breathtaking

  • Speech On Yosemite National Park

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    “Good morning! Today we will be going to Yosemite National Park. I hope you are prepared…” Eddie, the tourist guide, announced a little too enthusiastically for an early morning after my family and I entered the bus. Taking a seat by the window, I tried drowning him out with my music, and then proceeded to sigh when I could still clearly hear him through my headphones. I was annoyed, but not because I did want to go to Yosemite; I just did not want spend time with the group of loud and obnoxious

  • Persuasive Essay About Yosemite

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    in Yosemite for years with my family. Every time we invited a family to camp with us, they all responded while sitting around the camp fire, with the same statement. "There are no bears in Yosemite"! Some how in their own minds they seemed to think their statement would keep them away. Or they wanted reassurance from us there weren't any. We have had several encounters with them in our camp, but the Rangers have mostly contained them. Trouble is, what Yosemite are you talking about? Yosemite Valley

  • Ansel 'Yosemite' Adams Essay

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    Ansel "Yosemite" Adams It is said that, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Ansel Adams proved this statement correct with every single image he produced. Some of his best-known photographs were taken in the Yosemite Valley, including his first ever picture of Monolith; the Face of Half Dome nestled in the heart of the valley. When the thought of Yosemite comes to mind, Ansel Adams' name follows right behind it. Adams' life revolved around Yosemite in many ways, and he was often called "Ansel

  • The Importance Of Yosemite National Park

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    Yosemite National Park, founded in 1890, thanks largely to the efforts of John Muir, is 748,000 acres situated in the Sierra Nevada mountain range within the state of California. The park, home to over 400 species of animals, five separate forests and zones, eight types of rocks and cliffs, and nine waterfalls, attracts many visitors. The park’s landscape changes with the seasons; there is also a variety of activities that visitors can participate in depending on the season and weather. The National

  • Yosemite: A Personal Experience Of A Field Trip

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    supplies off a list till every item was packed. It was time to journey into Yosemite National Park. Our stocky, off-white bus rattled down a beaten highway for seconds, minutes, hours, the chattering of young adults filling the space in between each moment. It felt like a mere blink of the eye and seven hours at the same time, and then we had arrived. I distinctly remember the heavy raindrops upon first reaching Yosemite, the darkened trees arching above us flowing with the winds and storm, the sky

  • Yosemite National Park Research Paper

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    Yosemite National Park Research Paper Yosemite National Park, is a beautiful piece of nature it is a 195 mile nature getaway from the urban life that is lived San Francisco, CA and 315 miles away from the fast pace and overwhelming life that is lived in Los Angeles CA. This place is like no other in the beauty of its nature. The park is “747,956 acres, and is the home to hundreds of wildlife species and thousands of Yosemite plants” (U.S. Nat. Park Service). Yosemite is known for so many beautiful

  • The National Park : Yosemite Valley

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    One of Yosemite National Park’s most visited sites is Yosemite Valley. Yosemite Valley is located in the Sierra Nevada around one hundred eighty miles away from San Francisco, California. This magnificent, tucked away site was not discovered until the 1850s. Yosemite was not called a national park until 1890, but had been protected by the state since 1864. While it was one of the first lands to be protected it was not the first national park and because this land was protected so early on, it is