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  • Greetings from Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

    Discovered that the very first railroad tunnel in America was constructed only 50 miles from my home!

  • Greetings from Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Wow! To select one park is a tough decision, but I’ll start with the one that had the biggest impact and started my Park Story. We were on an Alaskan cruise that included cruising Glacier Bay. A Park Ranger boarded our ship and took us on a remarkable journey of…

  • Greetings from Petrified Forest National Park

    In 1956, when I was 8 years old, my father, after 15 years in the Navy on active duty during WWII, graduated from college on the GI Bill in my home state of Kansas and we moved to Los Angeles so he could take a job at Lockheed Aircraft. From…

  • Greetings from Assateague Island National Seashore

    Visit to Assateague Island to see the wild ponies. Clearly it is their island and we were regarded as simply tourists passing through! Great to know they are thriving after many generations in the wild.

  • Greetings from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    I was about 10 years old and we were driving to FL from our home in IL (my first time outside of IL or WIS). I saw a battlefield on the map and asked to stop. My folks said we couldn't... too many miles to cover and it was early…

  • Greetings from Zion National Park

    My Dad took us all on summer vacation "out west" in Summer of 1981. He wanted his family to experience the beauty of America, as he experienced it through the lens of his camera. We visited the spectacular vistas of Bryce, experienced the history of Mesa Verde, boated on Lake…

  • Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    It's hard to choose a favorite NP, but there's something particularly special about the GSM. Growing up near a national park was a gift, one I didn't realize I had until later in life. The drastic changes of the seasons mean something new each time you visit. There are days…

  • Greetings from Saguaro National Park

    I am fortunate to live near the East HQ, park and national forest (Rincon Mountain district) just outside Tucson, AZ. For the past five years the neighbors that care deeply for this glorious preserved area have been fighting a developer (El Cortillo LLC and Bike Ranch LLC), their attorneys and…

  • Greetings from Kings Mountain National Military Park

    The Carolina Orienteering Klubb recently re-mapped the historic park using LIDAR satellite data and painstaking on-the-ground plotting of features. The new map results in Kings Mountain National Military Park being one of the most accurately mapped locations in the NPS. Orienteering helps bring visitors to the park for outdoor recreation…

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