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The National Parks: Yosemite

The national parks include the grandest, most beautiful examples of wild nature on the continent, preserved and protected for the enjoyment of all.

Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Valley

Subject Guide

John Muir

John Muir was the driving
force behind the protection
of Yosemite valley and
its inclusion as the second
national park. Read more

Ansel Adams

Yosemite was the subject
of some of Ansel Adams'
most beautiful photographs.

Read more here

Sierra Club

John Muir and a small
group of Californians
formed the Sierra Club
in 1892 to aid in the
protection of Yosemite.