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History & Culture - Alcatraz Island (U.S. National Park ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Fascinating History of Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz has a many-layered history: Civil War fortress, military prison, federal prison, bird sanctuary, first lighthouse on the West Coast, and the birthplace of the American Indian Red Power movement: These are just a few of the fascinating stories of the Rock.

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History & Culture - Canyonlands National Park (U.S ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The rich and colorful history of Canyonlands is perhaps best told by the individuals who witnessed it. As told by cowboys, scientists, park rangers, and former government officials, these stories paint vivid pictures of canyon country and all the characters that have called it home. Archives What is an archive?

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History & Culture - Badlands National Park (U.S. National ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History & Culture Portal. Mako Sica: Naming the Badlands. Ever wonder how such a good place got named "Badlands?" Read here to find out who named the park and why they chose the name. Archaeology. According to archaeological finds, people have been in and around the Badlands for as long as 12,000 years. Learn more about park arch here!

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History & Culture - Yellowstone National Park (U.S ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Yellowstone National Park has rich human and ecological stories that continue to unfold. People have spent time in the Yellowstone region for more than 11,000 years. Many tribes and bands used the park as their home, hunting grounds, and transportation routes prior to and after European American arrival.

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History & Culture - Cuyahoga Valley National Park (U.S ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History runs deep in the valley, with over 12000 years of human occupation. From the unwritten stories of prehistoric peoples to the environmental disasters and comebacks of the 20th century, humans have left an impact on the valley. Here along the Cuyahoga River, humans have used, shaped, and been shaped by the landscape.

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History & Culture - White Sands National Park (U.S ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Today visitors can experience some of the most iconic historic places associated with the basin’s rich history. These places include the park’s historic district, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the historic Lucero Ranch on the western shoreline of Lake Lucero. Visitors interested in learning more ...

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History & Culture - Zion National Park (U.S. National Park ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History & Culture. In a Haven of Habitats Almost 12,000 years ago Zion's first peoples, who are now almost invisible, tracked mammoth, giant sloth, and camel across southern Utah. Due to climate change and overhunting these animals died out about 8,000 years ago. Humans adapted by focusing on mid-sized animals and gathered foods.

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History & Culture - Washington Monument (U.S. National ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History & Culture. The Washington Monument was the tallest building in the world upon its completion in 1884. NPS "First in War, First in Peace, and First in the hearts of his countrymen." George Washington's military and political leadership were indispensable to the founding of the United States. As commander of the Continental Army, he ...

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History & Culture - Big Bend National Park (U.S. National ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) In more recent history (the last 500 years) Texas has been claimed by six different nations! The Big Bend has been a home to people for many centuries, but knowledge of the Rio Grande among non-Indians dates back less than 150 years. Spanish people crossed the Rio Grande in the 16th and 17th centuries searching for gold, silver, and fertile land.

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Park History - Denali National Park & Preserve (U.S ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Explore park history through a tour of the park road with this free book written by Jane Bryant. Crown Jewel of the North-Volume 1. The park administrative history explores everything from the park's creation to the colorful people who lived here. Crown Jewel of the North-Volume 2.

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History & Culture - Hot Springs National Park (U.S ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History & Culture. Rector Bathhouse, 1870s . National Park Service image from HOSP archives. Hot Springs National Park has a long and colorful history, beginning long before its designation as Hot Springs Reservation in 1832. American Indians came here for thousands of years to quarry novaculite for their tools and weapons. The Dunbar-Hunter ...

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History & Culture - Lincoln Memorial (U.S. National Park ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History & Culture. Carol Highsmith photo. The Memorial Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14, 1865, just as the Civil War was ending. By March of 1867, Congress incorporated the Lincoln Monument Association to build a memorial to the slain 16th president.

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History - United States Park Police (U.S. National Park ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) The history of the United States Park Police is intrinsically linked with the formative years of our Nation's Capital. Following a mandate from Congress, President Washington appointed the first board of trustees, called "Commissioners," in 1791.

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History of the Shakers (U.S. National Park Service)

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History of the Shakers. Engraving depicting a group of Shakers dancing (1840) Background. The Protestant Reformation and technological advances led to new Christian sects outside of the Catholic Church and mainstream Protestant denominations into the 17th and 18th centuries. The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing ...

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Black History in the Last Frontier (U.S. National Park ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Black History in the Last Frontier (An NPS and University of Alaska Anchorage Publication) by Ian Hartman With a Forward by Ed Wesley. We are pleased to share with you Black History in the Last Frontier, published in 2020 and prepared by historian Dr. Ian Hartman through a partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage and the National Park Service Alaska Regional Office.

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History & Culture - Acadia National Park (U.S. National ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Learn the history behind Rockefeller's planning and construction of the famous carriage road system. Fire Towers. Two lookouts were located on Beech Mountain and Sargent Mountain, and used for short periods of the park's history. Historic Trails.

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History & Culture - Bryce Canyon National Park (U.S ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) Historic Resource Study Introduction: Small by National Park standards, the 56.2 square miles of Bryce Canyon National Park occupy the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in south-central Utah.The park is not a canyon. Rather, it is a spectacular series of more than a dozen amphitheaters, each of which is carved at least 1,000 feet into the chromatic limestone of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. ...

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History & Culture - Castillo de San Marcos National ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History & Culture. Stories. Read the Castillo's many stories, both tragic and triumphant. People. Learn more about the many peoples who have shaped the Castillo's history. Collections. Check out items in our museum collection. Preservation.

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History & Culture - Yosemite National Park (U.S. National ...

Posted: (0 seconds ago) History & Culture. In 1918, Yosemite's Clare Marie Hodges became the first female park ranger in the National Park Service. At first glance, Yosemite’s natural wonders are easy to observe. Sights around the park are iconic in the human experience of national parks. Beyond the rocks, plants, and animals, is a story about people in Yosemite ...

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