On 1st October 2013, Google celebrates the 123rd Birthday of Yosemite National Park with a Doodle. It’s a bad Timing, because Google is celebrating Yosemite National Park’s birthday with a Doodle on the same day that Yosemite and other national parks are being temporarily closed due to the government shutdown. The federal government partially shut down at midnight on Tuesday after President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats refused to give in to House Republicans‘ demands to curtail the president’s signature health care law.
The park, which is managed by the National Park Service, covers an area of 761,268 Acres. Over 3.7 million people visit Yosemite each year. Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity.
So if we can’t celebrate the anniversary of Yosemite’s opening by visiting the park, we can at least commemorate it by visiting Google’s homepage.
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- Google Doodle Celebrates Yosemite National Park Just as the US Shuts It Down (news.softpedia.com)
- Yosemite National Park Anniversary on Google Doodle, but it’s Shut Down (theepochtimes.com)
- Yosemite National Park established (patriotrising.com)
- Fall Into Yosemite National Park (prweb.com)
- Google celebrates Yosemite’s birthday as government shuts famous park down (news.cnet.com)