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2014-09-09 08:26:37

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society is featuring a full month of special daytime and evening events and activities, including four film screenings showcasing the storied beauty, complexity and richness of the Yosemite Valley. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140908/144104 Additional programming and events include the next edition of the popular San Francisco Time Travel Project, a talk with Sierra Stories author Gary Noy and...

2014-08-29 23:03:36

On Saturday, September 13, 2014, local author/adventurer/photographer Tony Krizan concludes his series of slide shows featuring his treks on wilderness hiking trails in the mountains in and around Yosemite as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 On Saturday, September 13, 2014, local author/adventurer/photographer Tony Krizan concludes his series of slide shows featuring his treks on wilderness hiking trails in the mountains in and...

2014-08-27 23:04:11

The annual Bass Lake Home Tour on September 13th showcases some of the unique and impressive homes built around the popular resort destination located a short distance from Yosemite National Park, as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Bass Lake, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The Bass Lake Lions Club have announced their 9th Annual Bass Lake Home Tour, taking place Saturday, September 13 from 10 am until 3 pm. The annual tour showcases some of the unique and impressive...

2014-08-22 23:03:01

Drivers! Start your engines for the 12th Annual Run for the Gold Car Show, sponsored by the Sierra Oakhurst Kiwanis honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 This year’s car show honors both the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act and the 99th birthday of Kiwanis, founded in 1915. The historic Yosemite Grant Act preserved the wild lands of Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove...

2014-08-19 23:03:54

Oakhurst Woodcarvers' Rendezvous is raffling a one-of-a-kind wood quilt made of 16 eight-inch by six-inch squares depicting an aspect of Yosemite National Park. Subjects include the Wawona covered bridge, Mariposa Grove’s Giant Sequoias, and Yosemite Valley’s iconic Half Dome and waterfalls. Oakhurst, California (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 There are those who believe that woodcarving is becoming a lost art. Others are determined to prevent that thought from becoming reality. Larry...

2014-08-15 23:02:16

Erna's Elderberry House, the region’s only 5-star restaurant, presents an exquisite array of specially-selected local ingredients, inspired by Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural dinner at the White House as reported by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau. Oakhurst, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 On Friday, September 12, 2014, Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst commemorates the 150th anniversary of the signing of the historic Yosemite Grant Act with a celebratory dinner served by staff in...

2014-07-10 12:25:08

Daytime and evening programs throughout the month of July highlight stories from one of California's Awe-Inspiring Treasures, and events include special presentations from Outdoor Afro members as they report back from their trip retracing the trail of the Buffalo Soldiers; Also Latino Outdoors share their stories and mission to engage the Latino community about Yosemite and the National Parks System. SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society launches new...

2014-06-30 20:21:42

Six-month exhibition includes more than 250 items, telling stories of Yosemite through photographs, videos, artworks, historic objects, words, and enhanced eBook SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In Yosemite, a landscape of profound natural beauty, we find human stories that are utterly surprising, poignant, revealing, and sometimes tragic. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140630/123315 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, in...

2014-06-30 12:24:41

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under a towering canopy of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, the National Park Service, Yosemite Conservancy and public officials today celebrated the 150(th) Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant Act, the legislation signed by President Abraham Lincoln to preserve Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove, by breaking ground on a landmark project to protect the ancient sequoia trees and the extraordinary experience...

2014-06-24 23:16:38

Averaging more than 30 miles a day at elevations over 14,000 feet, Gerry Morton and Andrew Skurka travel the 221-mile John Muir Trail in seven days — a trip that takes most hikers four weeks. Manhattan Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 The John Muir Trail runs 221 miles from Yosemite Valley to the summit of Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. It is a challenging trek that averages 10,000 feet in elevation, with several mountain passes that are in excess...


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Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

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