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date: 19 April 2024

Yosemite National Park. 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
William C. BarnettWilliam C. Barnett

Located on the western slope of California's Sierra Nevada, Yosemite National Park contains over 761,000 acres of protected land, including sequoia groves and expanses of alpine wilderness. The main attraction is Yosemite Valley, where the Merced River winds through meadows in a dramatic rock-walled canyon. Yosemite's cliffs and waterfalls form a monumental landscape that has long been a sacred national icon, a tourist mecca, and a focal point for conservation efforts.... ...

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