California Historic Landmarks

Yosemite Valley

Site Information

The Yosemite Valley
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Landmark Number: 790
Location: Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque
Admission: Fee required to enter park.

Description

From the official marker plaque.
On June 30, 1864, in an act signed by President Abraham Lincoln, the United States granted the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California to be "held for public use, resort, and recreation . . . inalienable for all time." This, the first federal authorization to preserve scenic and scientific values for public benefit, was the basis for the later concept of state and national park systems. In 1906 the State of California returned the land, condisered the first state park in the county, so that it could become part of Yosemite National Park.

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The official marker plaque
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The marker plaque is located on the auditorium, just behind the Visitor Center
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Map of Yosemite Village showing location of the Visitor Center

 

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