Yosemite Area Online Forums Our History When did Yosemite become a National Park

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    George Wright
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    What year did Yosemite become a National Park?

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    Corky Stanton
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    1890

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    Muir and Johnson lobbied Congress for the Act that created Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890. The State of California, however, retained control of Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove.

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    Wasnt it Lincoln that made it a protected land?

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