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Yellowstone National Park established in 1872

On this day in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was established as President Ulysses S. Grant signed an act protecting over 2 million acres of wilderness as “a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” It was the first national park in America. Did you know? Yellowstone contains roughly 75% of […]

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Yellowstone National Park established in 1872

On this day in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was established as President Ulysses S. Grant signed an act protecting over 2 million acres of wilderness as “a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” It was the first national park in America. Did you know? Yellowstone contains roughly 75% of […]

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On June 29, 1938, Olympic National Park was established in Washington State

On June 29, 1938, Olympic National Park was established in Washington State. 🗻🌲🦌 Olympic has three distinct ecosystems, encompassing a variety of terrain, including Pacific coastline, glacial mountains, and (believe it or not!) primeval rain forests🌧🌳🌧🌳🌧. Western Washington is home to some of the rainiest spots in the continental U.S. Did you know? The park […]

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Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear!

Happy Birthday, Smokey Bear! On August 9, 1944, Smokey Bear’s creation was authorized by the U.S. Forest Service as a public educator in preventing wildfires. Smokey Bear promotes awareness about the danger of wildfires and educates the public in preventing them. The Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention ad campaign is the longest-running public service advertising campaign […]

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On October 1, 1890, Yosemite National Park was established in California

On October 1, 1890, Yosemite National Park was established in California. The park sits in Yosemite Valley, located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and is home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls (!) The park’s beauty has served as inspiration to such figures as John Muir (who fought for the land’s protection) and Ansel […]

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Yellowstone National Park established in 1872

On this day in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was established as President Ulysses S. Grant signed an act protecting over 2 million acres of wilderness as “a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” It was the first national park in America. Did you know? Yellowstone contains roughly 75% of […]