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The History of California State Parks
Part 1 of 2. The story of California's state parks begins in 1852 with the discovery of the giant sequoias by hunter Augustus T. Dowd; and includes the founding of California's first state park, Yosemite, in 1864. Also: the preservation of Big Sur, Point Lobos, Lake Tahoe and the Anza-Borrego Desert.
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