Yosemite: Inspiring the National Parks movement

Yosemite has inspired generations of people for thousands of years. On June 30, 1864, Congress enacted the Yosemite Grant Act, establishing Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove as the first protected wild land for all time. This grant marked the first California State Park. In 1890, the land surrounding these two tracts was designated Yosemite National […]

Sneak peek at this year’s Bracebridge Dinner menus at Yosemite

Next year Yosemite celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary – 150 years ago Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove became the first public parkland the federal government had ever set aside, with President Lincoln declaring, “upon the express conditions that the premises shall be held for public use, resort and recreation.” While popular in the summer for outdoor […]