The First National Park: Yellowstone – FamilySearch December 22, 2021

I saw this recently on FamilySearch – The First National Park: Yellowstone: Longer article, but I included the topics below.

By  Katy Little December 22, 2021

The first national park in the world was established in 1872 with the creation of Yellowstone National Park. Now, 150 years later, Yellowstone remains one of the most visited national parks in the world, welcoming visitors with magnificent sights and recreational activities.

While the official title of first national park goes to Yellowstone, some might argue it has a predecessor. Yosemite was set aside as preserved land in the year 1864, nearly a decade before Yellowstone. At this time, the concept of a “national park” was not yet on the table, but the state of California was charged with protecting this stunning landscape from private ownership. Yosemite would officially become a national park in 1890.


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