Yosemite National Park Created October 1 in 1890 On this day in 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed into law the creation of Yosemite National Park, located in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Susan and I have been there just once and stayed at the Ahwahnee Hotel (renamed the Majestic Yosemite Hotel in 2016) for 3 or 4 nights. There is MUCH to see including Half Dome, waterfalls, lakes, and the giant sequoia trees. Quotes and pics below. The nature photographer, Ansel Adams, took numerous images in Yosemite Valley and surroundings - many are available for purchase at the still family-runned Ansel Adams Gallery - a number of years ago, we purchased 3 Adams photographs from the 'Special Edition' selection (printed from his original negatives and stunning - see description below, if interested) - a nice option vs. buying his originals which are also offered on the site for thousands of dollars. Dave P.S. for those wanting more on Ansel Adams, the PBS documentary shown below is outstanding. .