Yosemite National Park, filled with flush meadows, epic rock faces and mesmerizing waterfalls, is one of the most popular parks in the world. John Muir is credited with being its forefather after he lobbied Congress for the Act that created Yosemite National Park on October 1, 1890. Today, 128 years later, the park remains as close to the hearts of its visitors as it did to Muir then.
The 1,500 square miles of wilderness has seen a lot over the years. From horseback rangers to selfie sticks, the park is standing monument to not inly the history of the United States, but the history of human beings.
Let’s see what the park has looked like over the past 128 years (Photos by the National Park Service):
Today, the park still looks amazing (especially with color photography):
Here’s to another beautiful 128 years!