- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - The 125th anniversary of Yosemite National Park has been marked by a ceremony in Yosemite Valley.

The National Park Service says about 1,500 people attended Thursday event, which included a Native American blessing and a portrayal of John Muir, the naturalist who worked to preserve Yosemite and other parts of the Sierra Nevada.

Legislation creating Yosemite National Park was signed by President Benjamin Harrison on Oct. 1, 1890.

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