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Yosemite Hits Milestone

Yosemite, CA — Yosemite National Park will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant on Monday, June 30.  To celebrate the historical event, there will be a ceremony in the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias at 10 a.m.  Plenty of dignitaries will be on hand for the event.

Here is the Park’s list of speakers:

  • Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of the State of California
  • U.S. Congressmen Tom McClintock and Jim Costa
  • Jon Jarvis, National Park Service Director

The Yosemite and California State Parks Mounted Patrol will assist in the ceremony.  There will also be a groundbreaking for the Mariposa Grove Restoration Project.  In addition, the park has several other events planned throughout the day, including a Park’s Heritage Fair in Yosemite Valley, and a Park’s Heritage Ceremony with California States Parks at 3:00 p.m.