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From Merced to Yosemite

Merced is your gateway to one of America’s most impressive National parks, Yosemite. From Merced to Yosemite is a rather easy route along historical Highway 140 that was established in 1926.

Travelers were first brought into Yosemite by this route that brought them, along the Merced River Canyon, directly into the valley floor from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the area’s beautiful geology!

Yosemite National Park is world-famous for its giant sequoia trees, granite cliffs, and spectacular waterfalls. Yosemite Park is centrally located in California, just 150 miles east of San Francisco in the wild and beautiful high Sierras.

Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1984. Within the park’s 1,200 square miles are thousands of lakes, two federally designated wild and scenic rivers, 350 miles of roads, and 800 miles of hiking trails.

Yosemite can be easily reached from Merced with all its cultural heritage. While Yosemite National Park is known mostly for the beautiful scenery, it is also a place rich in biodiversity. Elevations range from 2,000 feet to more than 13,000 feet which represents the major life zones.

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Big Fresno Fair Education Programs

About an hour’s drive southeast of Merced, you can find the city of Fresno where in October, the annual Fair is held. The annual Big Fresno Fair is Central Valley’s largest event that attracts over half a million visitors each year in October.

It is a 2-week event (October 2 until 14) that features livestock shows, exhibits, horse racing, musical and other cultural entertainment, and interesting educational programs, just to mention a few of the activities.

The Fair is providing a link between rural and urban California and serves as an important tool in educating the residents of Central Valley about the rich agricultural history and the importance of the agricultural industry in the area.

The Fair aims to highlight the often not understood vastness and importance of this commercial activity for the region, for California, and for the entire United States. This year is the 136th Big Fresno Fair that runs in East Central Fresno until October 14th. It truly is one of the area’s biggest events of the year!
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Merced County Jobs and Economic Developments

Merced City, a dynamic and thriving community of more than 80,000 people, offers friendly living with a small feel in a great medium-sized town where you still can find and enjoy an interesting blend of rural and urban environments.

Merced County is centrally located in California and both the city and the county offer a rather convenient, central location and a host of economic, educational, and entertaining opportunities and options. So here, we’ll look a little closer at Merced County jobs and economic developments in the area.

The University of California opened the Merced campus in 2005 which led to interesting new educational, cultural, and economic opportunities adding more activities and challenges to the region’s already-established growth and development.

The region and the city actively encourage people to get at least the equivalent of a high school diploma. There are three educational options: GED, TASC, and HiSET in California. All three options increase employment potential for folks in Merced.

Merced is known as “The Gateway to Yosemite” and the city offers travelers and tourists lots of recreational and entertainment facilities in close proximity to one of America’s most beautiful settings, Yosemite National Park.¬†You will definitely find a visit to Merced to be enjoyable and friendly!

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