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Yosemite – what’s in a name

by on January 22, 2012

The “Discovery” of Yosemite

It was the discovery of Yosemite, a place of awe-inspiring beauty, in 1851, that would set into motion events that would lead to legislation protecting and preserving the land for future generations.

An interesting bit of history: How Yosemite got its name

Muir wrote of Yosemite that it was “by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter…the sanctum sanctorum of the Sierra.”

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