+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Woah! This photograph is very cool but it also freaks me out! How did she get up there without falling and how did she dare even try? She looks so relaxed, there's got to be an optical illusion at play because I just can't imagine how and why she managed to be on the tippy top of that rock. I sure wish I knew.
October 1, 1890: Yosemite Established as National Park On this day in 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed a bill into law creating Yosemite National Park. This law decreed that about 1,500 square miles of public land in the California Sierra Nevada would be preserved for the public trust.