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  • A visit to the California Mining and Mineral Museum is truly worth its weight in gold for its fascinating insights into the CA geology that has shaped so much of the state’s history. If nothing else, be sure to stop in to view the largest mass of crystalline gold – 13.8 pounds.

  • African American soldiers, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, played an important role in the early protection of National Parks like Yosemite.

  • Yosemite’s Swinging Bridge used to be an actual swinging bridge. The name is a reminder of some of the changes that have happened in the park over the years.

  • John Muir was a famous naturalist, writer and conservationist. But, most importantly, he was a protector of Yosemite. Here’s how you can experience Yosemite National Park through his own footsteps on his first trip to Mariposa County.

  • Nestled in the heart of Yosemite Valley is a place much younger than its neighboring cliffs and trees, but with no shortage of history of its own. The Ahwahnee hotel is one of Yosemite’s many gems. Today its known for its astounding amenities, amazing architecture and fabulous holiday festivities.

  • August 9, 2018
    Who is John Muir?

    Who is John Muir? Known fondly as “John of the Mountains” and the “Father of National Parks,” John Muir was a naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and adventurer that spent much of his time in the Sierra Nevada wilderness.

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