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Map of Yosemite National Park

Map of Yosemite National Park (detail)
On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant, setting aside Yosemite Valley in one of the first instances of land preservation for public use. Initially granted to the State of California, this area would later be incorporated into the future Yosemite National Park. This map was included with a petition to Congress from the Sierra Club, protesting a bill to reduce the size of the park.
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Today’s Document from the National Archives

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