History of Yosemite National Park

Jen Huntley talked about the history of the Yosemite Grant Act and the birth of Yosemite as a National Park. The Yosemite Grant Act,… read more

Jen Huntley talked about the history of the Yosemite Grant Act and the birth of Yosemite as a National Park. The Yosemite Grant Act, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was the first land grant act passed by Congress to protect wild lands for enjoyment by the American public. Ms. Huntley is the author of The Making of Yosemite: James Mason Hutchings and the Origin of America’s Most Popular National Park. The California Historical Society hosted this event. close

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History of Yosemite National Park

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Aug 10, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 17, 2014

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  • Aug 10, 2014 | 4:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 11, 2014 | 2:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2014 | 8:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 17, 2014 | 4:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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