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Amazing Facts Related to Yosemite National Park

Pragya Singh Nov 19, 2020
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The park is 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.
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Yosemite literally means “those who kill”. This term was initially used by the surrounding Miwok tribes.
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On October 1, 1890, Yosemite became a national park, and more than 125 years later, it's still wowing its visitors.
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Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness. On average, about four million people visit Yosemite each year, and most spend the majority of their time in the seven square miles of Yosemite Valley.
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Galen Clark and others lobbied to protect Yosemite Valley from development, ultimately leading to President Abraham Lincoln's signing the Yosemite Grant in 1864.
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Designated a World Heritage site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, lakes, mountains, meadows, glaciers, and biological diversity.
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The movie Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) has its opening scenes filmed in Yosemite National Park.
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About 10 million years ago, Sierra Nevada was uplifted and tilted to form its relatively gentle western slopes and the more dramatic eastern slopes.
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The park set a visitation record in 2016, surpassing five million visitors for the first time in its history. Yosemite was central to the development of the national park idea.
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Yosemite bid for the 1932 winter Olympics – making it the only national park ever to do so.
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Yosemite's first concession was established in 1884 when John Degnan and his wife established a bakery and store.
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The park covers an area of 748,436 acres and sits in four counties: centered in Tuolumne and Mariposa, extending north and east to Mono and south to Madera County.
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