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Suburbs of Yosemite National Park: Tuolumne Mdws, Tuolumne Meadows, Wawona, Yosemite, Yosemite Ntpk.

Zip codes in the city: 95389.

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Funeral Homes near Yosemite National Park

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Mariposa Funeral Home
9th @ Bullion St
Mariposa, CA 95338
Mariposa Funeral Home
4918 9th St
Mariposa, CA 95338
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North Fork Cemetery
Road 228
North Fork, CA 93643
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Oakhill Cemetery District
40188 Highway 41
Oakhurst, CA 93644
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Sierra Funeral Chapel
49269 Road 426
Oakhurst, CA 93644

Facts about Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite National Park (/joʊˈsɛmᵻti/ yoh-SEM-it-ee) is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of the U.S. state of California, commonly considered part of Northern California. The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 747,956 acres (1,168.681 sq mi; 302,687 ha; 3,026.87 km2) and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain. About 3.8 million people visit Yosemite each year: most spend the majority of their time in the seven square miles (18 km2) of Yosemite Valley. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. Almost 95% of the park is designated wilderness. Yosemite was central to the development of the national park idea. First, Galen Clark and others lobbied to protect Yosemite Valley from development, ultimately leading to President Abraham Lincoln's signing the Yosemite Grant in 1864. Later, John Muir led a successful movement to establish a larger national park encompassing not just the valley, but surrounding mountains and forests as well—paving the way for the United States national park system.Yosemite is one of the largest and least fragmented habitat blocks in the Sierra Nevada, and the park supports a diversity of plants and animals. The park has an elevation range from 2,127 to 13,114 feet (648 to 3,997 m) and contains five major vegetation zones: chaparral/oak woodland, lower montane forest, upper montane forest, subalpine zone, and alpine. Of California's 7,000 plant species, about 50% occur in the Sierra Nevada and more than 20% within Yosemite. There is suitable habitat for more than 160 rare plants in the park, with rare local geologic formations and unique soils characterizing the restricted ranges many of these plants occupy.The geology of the Yosemite area is characterized by granitic rocks and remnants of older rock. About 10 million years ago, the Sierra Nevada was uplifted and then tilted to form its relatively gentle western slopes and the more dramatic eastern slopes. The uplift increased the steepness of stream and river beds, resulting in formation of deep, narrow canyons. About 1 million years ago, snow and ice accumulated, forming glaciers at the higher alpine meadows that moved down the river valleys. Ice thickness in Yosemite Valley may have reached 4,000 feet (1,200 m) during the early glacial episode. The downslope movement of the ice masses cut and sculpted the U-shaped valley that attracts so many visitors to its scenic vistas today.The name \"Yosemite\" (meaning \"killer\" in Miwok) originally referred to the name of a renegade tribe which was driven out of the area (and possibly annihilated) by the Mariposa Battalion. Before then the area was called \"Ahwahnee\" (\"big mouth\") by indigenous people.

Yosemite National Park Obituaries

It was revealed on September 3rd, 2017 that Megan Christine Kelley passed on in Yosemite National Park, California.  Kelley was 25 years old and was born in Seattle, WA.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Megan Christine's life.

It was written by San Mateo County Times on May 30th, 2013 that Anne Elizabeth Carlson died in Yosemite National Park, California.  Carlson was 65 years old.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Anne Elizabeth's life.

History

Yosemite National Park ( ) is a National Park Service park located in the eastern portions of Tuolumne County, California Mariposa County, California and Madera County, California counties in east central California, United States. Yosemite is Tourism in the United States by over 3.5 million people each year, many of whom only spend time in the seven square miles (18 km²) of Yosemite Valley. The park covers an area of 761,266 acres or 1,189 square miles (3,081 km²) and reaches across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada (US) Nevada mountain chain. and Galen Clark. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity.

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