Thanksgiving in Yosemite has been awesome.
|El Capitan & Half Dome at Dawn|
On March 27, 1851 the first group of non-Indians entered into the Yosemite Valley. Soon after, the word of Yosemite's beauty gradually spread, and in 1855, the first party of tourists arrived. What greeted them is still described as “one of the most beautiful places on earth”.
|Mirror Lake Scene|
In 1864, in the middle of the Civil War, artist along with a group of influential Californians persuaded Congress and President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) to sign a bill making Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove a State Park.
|Driftwood (looks like a fish to me)|
|Pines & Fall Color|
|Fallen Leaves & Boulders|
“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.
I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
(all photo taken with Nikon P7000)