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National Park Service: 100 Years At A Glance

Mon, 2016-04-11 14:51 -- toursadmn

Drawing Highlights National Park Service Centennial Anniversary


Check out the illustration below done in honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial Anniversary. The title of the graphic is “100 Years At A Glance,” and was created by Christine Engel for the NPCA.

Park Treasures for Future Generations

By 1916, the Department of Interior was responsible for 14 national parks and 21 national monuments, but no single organization existed to oversee these places. That changed on August 25, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act. Though the agency has evolved over the century, its central mission to preserve America’s lands and treasures for future generations remains untouched. In honor of the Park Service’s centennial, here are some notable dates from the first 100 years.