Rediscovering Yosemite and what it truly means

GUEST OPINION

I have been living in Mariposa for nearly 15 years now, and I love Yosemite. In these times of pandemic, I am even more thankful to have a world-class outdoor recreational area right in my backyard.
But the recent social unrest has made me see in a new light how we came to have such a National Park.
The Yosemite Valley was first recorded to have been seen by men of European descent in 1851 by soldiers of the Mariposa Battalion. For most people, including me until a few weeks ago, this is an inte...

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