Yosemite National Park

Title

Yosemite National Park

Description

Yosemite National Park is an American national park located in the western Sierra Nevada of Central California, bounded on the southeast by Sierra National Forest and on the northwest by Stanislaus National Forest. The park is managed by the National Park Service and covers an area of 748,436 acres (1,169 sq mi; 3,029 km2) and sits in four counties: centered in Tuolumne and Mariposa, extending north and east to Mono and south to Madera County. Concerned by the effects of commercial interests, prominent citizens including Galen Clark and Senator John Conness advocated for protection of the area. A park bill was prepared with the assistance of the General Land Office in the Interior Department. The bill passed both houses of the 38th United States Congress, and was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on June 30, 1864, creating the Yosemite Grant.

Creator

AngMoKio

Date

7-Sep

Source

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/YosemitePark2_amk.jpg/1280px-YosemitePark2_amk.jpg

Relation

Rights

The Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Publisher

AngMoKio

Contributor

AngMoKio

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Park

Identifier

Environment, Yosemite, Park, California, United States

Coverage

United States

Files

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/YosemitePark2_amk.jpg/1280px-YosemitePark2_amk.jpg

Reference

AngMoKio, Yosemite National Park, AngMoKio, 7-Sep

Cite As

AngMoKio, “Yosemite National Park,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 20, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/664.