1864-1964On June 30, 1864 the United States granted the Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Big Tree Grove to the State of California to "be held for public use, resort and recreation...inalienable for all time." This act, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, was the first Federal authorization to preserve scenic and scientific values for public benefit. It was the basis for the later concept of state and National Park Systems. In 1906 the State of California returned the land, considered to the first State Park in the country, so that it could become part of Yosemite National Park.
|Placed By||California State Park Commission, the California History Commission, and the National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11S E 272055 N 4181077|
|Decimal Degrees||37.74863333, -119.58723333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 44.918', W 119° 35.234'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 44' 55.08" N, 119° 35' 14.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9024 Village Dr, Yosemite Valley CA 95389, US|
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