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Erna's Elderberry House to mark Yosemite act's 150th year
Erna's Elderberry House to mark Yosemite act's 150th year

There are many ways to celebrate the 150th year since the signing of the Yosemite Grant Act that led to the creation of the national park. You could climb Half Dome or stay in Yosemite Valley and marvel at the wonder of its waterfalls and granite peaks. Erna's Elderberry House in Oakhurst, Calif., has something more elegant in mind. The restaurant, part of the swank Chateau du Sureau near the south entrance to the park, has concocted a special dinner open to all on Sept. 12. The meal is inspired by one crafted for Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, a restaurant statement says. Why Lincoln? Well, he's the one who signed the act on June 30, 1864, that decreed Yosemite Valley...

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