Hydraulic Mining's Success
Congress Act Passed to Protect Yosemite National Park
Overgrazing by sheep and logging of Giant Sequoia were damaging the Yosemite Valley National Park. Today Congress passed an act to protect the park. John Muir encouraged congress to act on this issue. Congress agreed to pass an act to protect the park from further damage.
Assimilation of Native Americans
Letters to Editor
Please extend my gratitude to all of the kind citizens of Sierra Nevada, for their thoughtful words and smiling faces. These actions made me feel welcomed to the civilian life, that I had been away from for so long. The people make me feel right at home.