Galen Clark, Mariposa Grove Cabin
April 12, 2013
Galen Clark was the first "Guardian" of Yosemite after the Yosemite Grant was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864. Clark persuaded lawmakers to protect the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias as well as Yosemite Valley for future generations. His impact was so influential that an iconic peak, Mt. Clark, was named after him. Here he is in 1904 at the age of 90 standing next to his Mariposa Grove cabin.
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The Merced River was designated a National Wild and Scenic River in 1987. Eighty-one miles of river runs through Yosemite National Park, including a stretch in Yosemite Valley.