The Yosemite National Parkopens a new window was established on October 1, 1890 through the efforts of John Muir and Robert Underwood Johnson. The park is located in California and encompasses 747,956 acres. In 1903, John Muir took President Theodore Roosevelt on a tour of the park and persuaded the president to return Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove to federal protection through Yosemite National Park. It was made a World Heritage siteopens a new window in 1984 because the park contains 5 of the world's highest waterfalls, 3 groves of giant sequoias, a diversity of life zones, and more.
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