Yosemite National Park Anniversary on Google Doodle, but it’s Shut Down

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 1, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Yosemite National Park’s 123rd anniversary was celebrated by Google on its front-page Doodle feature, but the park is shut down starting Oct. 1.

The government shutdown that went into effect on the same day affects Yosemite and other national parks, including the Statue of Liberty.

It is unclear if Google is celebrating Yosemite in a deliberate jab at the federal government for failing to pass a spending bill.

House Republicans and Senate Democrats failed to come to an agreement that would fund the government past Sept. 30–enabling the first shutdown since 1995.

Regarding certain parks, officials told Fox News the National Park Police in Washington will barricade monuments.

The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, and Independence Hall in Philadelphia will close. The Washington Monument, National Zoo and the Smithsonian in D.C. will also be shut down.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.