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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ Anniversaries
In 2015, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks will commemorate Sequoia’s 125th Anniversary and Kings Canyon’s 75th Anniversary. Events are being planned to honor a combined two centuries of preserving and protecting giant sequoias and the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada for the benefit of the American people.
Theme: Celebrate. Timeless. Memories.
Kings Canyon National Park, established March 4, 1940, incorporates lands initially protected as General Grant National Park (established October 1, 1890 and abolished March 4, 1940). Of note, the park was established to ensure the permanent preservation of wilderness character 25 years prior to the passing of the Wilderness Act. The site protects the General Grant Tree, declared by legislation as the Nation’s Christmas Tree (1926) and a national shrine in memory of the men and women of the Armed Forces (1956).
Events Scheduled in 2015 (as of January 14):
* = events occurring in the parks