Giant Sequoia Tree in Snow

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Snow dusting on giant sequoia trees in the Mariposa Grove of Yosemite National Park.<br />
Advocating for its protection, Frederick Law Olmsted planted the seeds for the National Park System 25 years before it was designated.<br />
Olmsted was appointed chairman of the Yosemite commission by the governor of CA, and proposed that the valley floor and sequoia grove be set-aside as a park--protected from development and left as open for public enjoyment.
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