The History of California State Parks


Episode Info

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.