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  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    I grew up in Wyoming and have enjoyed Yellowstone frequently since my first trip in 1950. The bears still roamed the roads and approached cars for handouts. We took my grandmother there when she visited from Texas. A bear came up to her side and opened the little triangle window…

  • Greetings from Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Weir Farm National Historic Site CT – J. Alden Weir (1852-1919), noted American impressionist painter, purchased this farm on Nob Hill in Branchville CT in 1882, for $10 and a painting! It is the only National Park Unit dedicated to American painting. The Visitor Center, homes, studios and farm buildings…

  • Greetings from Grand Teton National Park

    My daughter and I have taken backcountry backpacking trips every summer - each year, we celebrate the beauty and restorative power of the wilderness around us. We are so proud of and impressed by our national parks and we recognize how important it is to protect them.

  • Greetings from Weir Farm National Historic Site

    J. Alden Weir (1852-1919), noted American impressionist painter, purchased this farm on Nob Hill in Branchville CT in 1882, for $10 and a painting! It is the only National Park Unit dedicated to American painting. The Visitor Center, homes, studios and farm buildings are open May through October. BUT the…

  • Greetings from Everglades National Park

    Years ago after spending a great deal of my life being a Florida native, I visited Everglades National Park. I remember being in the southern most tip of the swampy mass at the Flamingo park headquarters. There I had a conversation with a ranger who had ultra white long hair…

  • Greetings from Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    I work for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and I recently watched Theresa Pierno's interview on C-SPAN. I so appreciated her insight and her responses to callers who were both for and "against" national public lands. She was well-spoken and reflected many values that I hold dear and provided…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    In December 2015, my wife, Mary, & I decided to write a book celebrating, in 2016, NPS’s first 100 years. We started writing with a visit New Year’s Day to the C&O Canal, completed the book in June, now available as an e-Book on Amazon, The National Park Service Turns…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    Since I was 8, my family and I bounced from city to city. We even moved across the Pacific Ocean from the metropolitan Hong Kong to the cultural San Francisco. My youth was a complete whirlwind. Our first move marked the beginning of my restless mind. I never trusted a…

  • Greetings from Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

    I grew up in Central Florida where everything seems artificial so I LOVE visiting places like this fort in St. Augustine to learn about Florida history and see structures that are old because they are authentically old!! There is so much Florida history to learn about here-everything from Spanish /…

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