Yellowstone was the world's first national park. President Ulysses S. Grant made it official in 1872 after countless travelers told him stories of this strange and marvelous land. However, its history is much, much longer than that.
Author: Lonely Planet Kids
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Explore America's 60 amazing national parks! From Acadia's seaside cliffs and coves to Zion's enchanting red valleys, you'll discover wolf-howling, water-rushing, lava-exploding, heart-racing destinations. Find out each park's secrets and surprises, plus their best sights, activities and animals to spot.
You are, indeed, very special not only to me but to America's national parks! Aida, you and your family have tied in the family experience with America's national parks. You are the vision! You see, Aida, the light goes on in the parks.
Author: Aida Frey
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
You might think Junior Ranger Aida Frey is an ordinary girl from Chicago, but you’d be wrong. She’s actually the sweetheart of national parks, and in this travel diary, she shares delightful stories from her fun-filled America’s Two Hundred National Park Friendship Tour. Aida takes you into caves, to old battlefields, and to the stuff of legends. She sweeps through the passages of time, throwing baseballs on a famous cornfield, climbing mountains, and exploring nature’s nooks and crannies. She also travels to the Sears Tower, the White House, the John Dillinger Museum, Michael Jackson’s house, and Graceland. But it’s her amazing interviews with national park rangers and superintendents, as well as her wonderful trip to Tupelo, Mississippi, that set off real fireworks. So release the balloons, throw the confetti, and set out on a series of never-ending adventures with America, Can I Have Your Autograph?
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Author: Teresa S. Moyer
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Business & Economics
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is most widely known today for the attempted slave revolt led by John Brown in 1859, the nucleus for the interpretation of the current national park. Here, Teresa S. Moyer and Paul A. Shackel tell the behind-the-scenes story of how this event was chosen and preserved for commemoration, providing lessons for federal, state, local, and non-profit organizations who continually struggle over the dilemma about which past to present to the public. Professional and non-professional audiences alike will benefit from their important insights into how federal agencies interpret the past, and in turn shape public memory.
This is most powerfully seen in the special features that were not part ofthe PBS series, but came out in the DVD set, particularly “This is America” and “Contemporary Stories from America's National Parks,” which included Spanish audio ...
Author: Lynn Ross-Bryant
National Parks – 'America's Best Idea' – were from the first seen as sacred sites embodying the God-given specialness of American people and American land, and from the first they were also marked as tourist attractions. The inherent tensions between these two realities ensured the parks would be stages where the country's conflicting values would be performed and contested. As pilgrimage sites embody the values and beliefs of those who are drawn to them, so Americans could travel to these sacred places to honor, experience, and be restored by the powers that had created the American land and the American enterprise. This book explores the importance of the discourse of nature in American culture, arguing that the attributes and symbolic power that had first been associated with the 'new world' and then the 'frontier' were embodied in the National Parks. Author Ross-Bryant focuses on National Parks as pilgrimage sites around which a discourse of nature developed and argues the centrality of religion in understanding the dynamics of both the language and the ritual manifestations related to National Parks. Beyond the specific contribution to a richer analysis of the National Parks and their role in understanding nature and religion in the U.S., this volume contributes to the emerging field of 'religion and the environment,' larger issues in the study of religion (e.g. cultural events and the spatial element in meaning-making), and the study of non-institutional religion.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human ResourcesPublish On: 2006
Introduction : National Parks Preserve America's Stories O n September 17 , 1862 , 23,000 Americans were killed , wounded ... Even though these special places occupy an important place in our national tapestry , business plan research ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform. Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources
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The Stories Behind One of America's Great Treasures Randi Minetor ... She and her new friends sat around a massive campfire and talked well into the night, telling “strange stories of adventures in mountain and gorge, climbs through ...
Author: Randi Minetor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Historic Rocky Mountain National Park captures fascinating moments and untold stories in the history of this magnificent national park, from the days when Paleo-Indians roamed between the mountain peaks to the settlement of the valleys by ranchers and hoteliers. Stories of the Ute and Arapaho tribes, the 1859 Gold Rush, the first people to summit 14,259-foot-high Long's Peak, the women who climbed to the top of the Rockies, the fossils revealed by snowfield melt, the advocates who worked to protect this landscape, and more provide just enough history to make your visit to the top of America even more exciting than you anticipated.
SPECIAL REPORT Federal Hall National Memorial in downtown Manhattan has a storied past. ... Every year, NPCA's members and other park visitors share stories about their experiences in America's national parks.
The flagship publication of the National Parks Conservation Association, National Parks Magazine (circ. 340,000) fosters an appreciation of the natural and historic treasures found in the national parks, educates readers about the need to preserve those resources, and illustrates how member contributions drive our organization's park-protection efforts. National Parks Magazine uses images and language to convey our country's history and natural landscapes from Acadia to Zion, from Denali to the Everglades, and the 387 other park units in between.
Frightening Facts and Blood-Curdling True Tales Varla Ventura ... Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2007. ... Lankford, Andrea. hauntedhikes: Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from north America's national Parks.
Author: Varla Ventura
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The author of The Book of the Bizarre returns with a new compendium of freaky facts, terrifying trivia, and true stories that are stranger than fiction. In Beyond Bizarre, Varla Ventura presents an all-new batch of nightmarish tales that teem queasy diseases and paranormal encounters—not to mention the outrageous, outlandish, and the simply strange. Arranged into thirteen chilling chapters like Haunted Hollywood, Tales from the Cryptids, Bride of the Bizarre, and It’s Enough to Make You Hurl, Beyond Bizarre tackles everything from female pirates and creepy candy stripers to psychic predictions, virgin shark births and much, much more. A word of warning: this book is not for the faint of heart!