THERE’S some good news coming out today. Yosemite, one of the most iconic parks in California, is turning 123 years old!
The park was established way back in 1890 through the continued efforts of John Muir, who lobbied to a sympathetic House and Senate about the needs of the people, their need for nature. That Congress in turn, through a Lincoln-era land grant and its own sustained vision, created the national park we know and love. Today, it stands as an apotheosis to the positive relationship the government can foster with its own country. Happy birthday, Half Dome.