1950s…

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  • In 1953, the Indian Village was discontinued in accordance with the National Park Service Indian Housing Policy. The last Indian Village residents left in the 1960s.
  • In 1954, annual park visitation exceeded 1 million people for the first time.
  • In 1955, a substantial flood did over $700,000 worth of damage to park facilities.
  • In 1956, the new Yosemite Lodge opened and the old one was demolished. In the same year, the National Park Service‚Äôs Mission 66 plan was initiated.
  • In 1958, Warren Harding and team completed the first ascent of El Capitan.