Did you know...
| equoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, located at the southern
end of California's Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, are really two
parks in one. Created on September 25, 1890, Sequoia, the older
of the two is our country's second-oldest national park. Farsighted local
residents pushed for the park's creation, in part because these forested
watersheds are a vital water source for the fertile San Joaquin Valley.
Within a week of its creation, Congress named the new park Sequoia
National Park and established another park just to its north. Known
originally as General Grant National Park, this northerly neighbor was
enlarged and renamed Kings Canyon National Park in 1940. Today,
the 880,000 acres which make up Sequoia and Kings Canyon
National Parks are managed as one unit.
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