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Hetch Hetchy Valley

(Encyclopedia) Hetch Hetchy Valley, in Yosemite National Park, central Calif., on the Tuolumne River. It once rivaled Yosemite Valley in beauty and grandeur. O'Shaughnessy Dam (completed 1923;…

Ahwahnee Hotel

Yosemite Valley, Calif.Designed in 1928 by Gilbert Stanley Underwood photo by Carol M. Highsmith The American Institute of Architects and Harris Interactive selected Ahwahnee…

Yosemite National Park

(Encyclopedia) Yosemite National Park ysm´t, 748,436 acres (302,881 hectares), E central Calif.; est. 1890 as a result of the efforts of conservationist John Muir. Located in the Sierra Nevada,…

Adams, Ansel

(Encyclopedia) Adams, Ansel, 1902–84, American photographer, b. San Francisco. He began taking photographs in the High Sierra and Yosemite Valley, with which his name is permanently associated,…

Watkins, Carleton Eugene

(Encyclopedia) Watkins, Carleton Eugene, 1829–1916, America's premier 19th-century landscape photographer, b. Oneonta, N.Y. Watkins created images that helped define the American West for his…

America's Most Endangered Places

The Ellis Island Hospital in New York Harbor is among American sites most at risk America's Most Endangered Places America's Most Endangered Places 2011America's Most Endangered Places…

John Muir

John Muir was an early American conservationist who has been called "The Father of the National Parks System." Muir came to the United States from Scotland in 1849 and studied at the University of…

The 50 State Quarters Program Act

The 50 State Quarters Program Act began in 1999 and ran through 2008, with five new quarters released every year. The quarters were released in the order…

July 2018 Current Events: Disaster News

Top of Page World News | US News | US News The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to…

America’s Favorite Structures

The best architecture in the United States The Gateway Arch in St. Louis ranks #14 Related Links Structures and BuildingsFamous Buildings and…