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  • Greetings from Capitol Reef National Park

    This was taken in front of the Capitol Dome Rock in 1993. After seeing the arid environments of Arches and Canyonlands, I remember being very surprised to see the fruit trees here. I recently read an article in my National Park magazine about the ongoing efforts to save the orchards…

  • Greetings from Arches National Park

    My parents were eager to get me and my brother out of the house and visit some national parks. We woke up early one Sunday morning and headed to Moab, Utah. My older brother sat contentedly staring out of the window, watching the scenery change while I sat bored until…

  • Greetings from Lincoln Memorial National Memorial

    I’m lucky enough to have cousins who live DC and Baltimore so have been lucky enough to tour DC many times. This was taken in the fall of 1991. I am always awed by the Lincoln Memorial and the engraved words of Abraham Lincoln. ![Lincoln Memorial](

  • Greetings from Natural Bridges National Monument

    In the spring of 1993, after living in CO for ten years, I decided to move home to OH. My dad had been diagnosed with cancer and 1300 miles just seemed too far away. But my sister Kim gave me great advice. She said, “He’s doing fine. Before you head…

  • Greetings from Rosie The Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park

    My Grandmother Marie Mitchell Willis worked as an Electrician on Minesweepers doing the degaussing electrical. She worked at Associated Shipbuilders Shipyard in Seattle, Washington, 1943 to 1946. During her time there, she put together a scrapbook. I have the scrapbook, in it, it has pictures, cards for crews of ship…

  • Greetings from Sequoia National Park

    My family has resided in Visalia CA for over 37 years. A couple of the children have relocated to other parts. Before relocating to this San Joaquin Valley, we intently wanted to learn about the area. Our decision was driven for the love the area, which at that time, it…

  • Greetings from Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    I have been visiting Theodore Roosevelt National Park for over 30 years. Most years twice a summer. I, like so many others, look forward the most to sighting the wild horses. Now I hear that they are considering removing wild horses from the park --- permanently. If this is done…

  • Greetings from Statue of Liberty National Monument

    In 2012, my partner Keith and I got a NYC 3 day pass. We used that thing like we were getting paid for it! And had the sore feet to prove it. But what a great trip to an amazing city. We could probably get a few more 3 day…

  • Greetings from Katmai National Park & Preserve

    This was actually from Misty Fjords National Monument in Alaska. My sisters and I took our Dad on an Alaska cruise. From Ketchikan we took a sea plane excursion into Misty Fjords. It was amazing!

  • Greetings from Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    In 2011, my two sisters and I took our Dad (84 at the time) on an Alaska cruise. This is the view of the bay from our ship.



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