Yosemite Grant Act 150th Ceremony – Mariposa Grove Ground Breaking

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Event Date:

06/30/2014

Event Time:

12:00 am

Join us for the ground breaking of the Mariposa Grove Restoration Project.

The national park idea is rooted in the Mariposa Grove. In 1864, under the Yosemite Grant, President Lincoln signed legislation protecting the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley for “public use, resort, and recreation.” This landmark legislation holds an important place in our country’s history and was enacted at a time when the nation was embroiled in the Civil War. For the first time in our nation’s history, scenic natural areas were set aside and protected for the benefit of future generations.
A testament to survival and splendor, sequoia groves offer a glimpse into the past. Now is your chance to be part of the Mariposa Grove story and to help protect this special area.

 

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