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August 9, 2016

Water Falls at Yosemite Park

In this picture, Jeremiah is looking at Yosemite Falls. At over four-thousand (4,000) feet tall, it is the tallest waterfall in North America. He is standing near the spot where Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir were photographed standing over Yosemite Valley. This was while both men were on a three-night camping trip in

1903 that is considered to be the most significant camping trip in conservation history. Muir was able to persuade Roosevelt to return Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove to federal protection as part of Yosemite National Park.

 “There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias…our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred,” said Theodore Roosevelt.

 Yosemite is a great example, but only one example, of the many National Parks across the United States.  Millions of Americans and people from all over the world have visited and enjoyed these beautiful treasures.  We are thankful for the vision of people like Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir. Read more about the National Parks at www.nps.gov.