Scenic USA - California
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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After the Storm
|Photo by Mike Matenkosky
Images In The Backcountry
While Civil War ideas simmered in the east, a few influential men took notice as signs emerged of a ruination of California's Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove. It wasn't long until a bill was introduced by California's John Coness, that breezed through the U.S. Congress and deeded Yosemite land to the State of California. The paperwork, converting the valley into park land, was the beginning of a long struggle. The real challenge began with evicting homesteaders and thwarting the common practice of using Yosemite valley as a free range.
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