• Yosemite Grant Act a landmark for landmarks • Old TGH building gets new purpose • Old TGH building gets new purpose • Election 2014: Filing deadline is here • FBI to help track down AWOL priest • Lockdown rattles school • Cop shooter to stay in hospital • Every 15 Minutes • Canning captures images on canvas • Ceremony marks restored Yosemite Cemetery • Audubon Society plans March, April birding excursions • Park and rec benefit planned •
• Students helping to organize annual Jamestown Run • Mother Lode League golf: Bears beat Argo • Catching Bass from shore can still work • Bullfrogs Switzer, Evans earn top honors • Rago, Rossi stage scoring duel on lanes • Kiriluk, Morse lead Cat golfers over Buffaloes • Cats top Modesto at Pedretti Tourney
• Nominations sought for outstanding volunteers • Columbia celebration: First Presbyterian Church of the 49ers celebrates 160 years of heritage • Vets' Corner: Senate fails to pass vets bill update • Humane Society announces winners of writing contest • Schools announce events for March • Calaveras Community Foundation offers grants • Flashback • Religion: Events and Outreach
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As the Civil War raged across the south and eastern parts of the nation in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation on June 30 that forever altered the destiny of Tuolumne County out west.
The Yosemite Grant Act, introduced by Sen. John Conness, gave the state of California ownership of Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of sequoia trees, marking the first time a wilderness area had been set aside by the federal government for protection. The bill gave birth to the California state parks system and also ushered in the rise of the national park system.
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