NPS Centennial System Map and Guide

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Brochure Overview

This is the audio-only described version of the National Park Service’s official brochure of its entire system. Side one of the brochure is a map of the United States with several smaller inset maps of specific areas. Parks are identified on these maps. Through photographs, illustrations and text, side two presents the highlights of the National Park Service’s 100 years from 1916 to 2016 and looks into its future.

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Side One Overview

The brochure is titled, "National Park Service Centennial 1916 to 2016." The black banner displaying the brochure title, similar to other National Park Service brochures, extends vertically across the left edge of the map when open. The map is credited to the National Park Service, US Department of the Interior, www.nps.gov, August 25, 2016. A shaded National Park Service arrowhead appears in the corner.

A map of the contiguous United States extends horizontally across the front of the brochure, filling most of the space. There are five insets across the bottom of the map: Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Each map shows the shaded topography and is colored to suggest desert or forested areas. Long blue trails extend north and south through the eastern United States. Small black print labels and colored areas indicate National Park System Areas distributed around the country. Labels are congested on the East Coast and lists of parks in the Boston Area, New York City Area, Philadelphia Area, Baltimore Area, and Washington DC Area are located over the Atlantic Ocean. The map includes a legend and abbreviations for National Park System areas. A small map of the world with North America centered is labeled, "Where the Parks Are." Small portions of Canada and Mexico are visible, but unlabeled on the contiguous map.

Lists of parks organized alphabetically and by state are found under their own titles. 

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List of Parks by State

Alabama
  1. Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
  2. Freedom Riders National Monument
  3. Horseshoe Bend National Military Park 
  4. Little River Canyon National Preserve  
  5. Russell Cave National Monument
  6. Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site 
  7. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site 

Alaska

  1. Alagnak Wild River  
  2. Aniakchak National Monument  
  3. Aniakchak National Preserve  
  4. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve  
  5. Cape Krusenstern National Monument  
  6. Denali National Park  
  7. Denali National Preserve  
  8. Gates of the Arctic National Park  
  9. Gates of the Arctic National Preserve  
  10. Glacier Bay National Park  
  11. Glacier Bay National Preserve 
  12. Katmai National Park  
  13. Katmai National Preserve 
  14. Kenai Fjords National Park  
  15. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park  
  16. Kobuk Valley National Park  
  17. Lake Clark National Park  
  18. Lake Clark National Preserve  
  19. Noatak National Preserve  
  20. Sitka National Historical Park  
  21. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park  
  22. Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve  
  23. Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve  

American Somoa

  1. National Park of American Samoa

Arizona

  1. Canyon de Chelly National Monument 
  2. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  3. Chiricahua National Monument
  4. Coronado National Memorial
  5. Fort Bowie National Historic Site
  6. Grand Canyon National Park
  7. Hohokam Pima National Monument
  8. Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
  9. Montezuma Castle National Monument
  10. Navajo National Monument
  11. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
  12. Petrified Forest National Park
  13. Pipe Spring National Monument
  14. Saguaro National Park
  15. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument 
  16. Tonto National Monument
  17. Tumacacori National Historical Park
  18. Tuzigoot National Monument
  19. Walnut Canyon National Monument
  20. Wupatki National Monument

Arkansas

  1. Arkansas Post National Memorial
  2. Buffalo National River
  3. Fort Smith National Historic Site
  4. Hot Springs National Park
  5. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
  6. Pea Ridge National Military Park
  7. President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site

California

  1. Cabrillo National Monument
  2. Castle Mountains National Monument
  3. César E. Chávez National Monument
  4. Channel Islands National Park
  5. Death Valley National Park
  6. Devils Postpile National Monument
  7. Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
  8. Fort Point National Historic Site
  9. Golden Gate National Recreation Area
  10. John Muir National Historic Site
  11. Joshua Tree National Park
  12. Lassen Volcanic National Park
  13. Lava Beds National Monument
  14. Manzanar National Historic Site
  15. Mojave National Preserve
  16. Muir Woods National Monument
  17. Pinnacles National Park
  18. Point Reyes National Seashore
  19. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial
  20. Redwood National Park
  21. Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park
  22. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  23. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
  24. Sequoia National Park
  25. Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
  26. Yosemite National Park

Colorado

  1. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
  2. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  3. Colorado National Monument
  4. Curecanti National Recreation Area
  5. Dinosaur National Monument
  6. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  7. Great Sand Dunes National Park
  8. Great Sand Dunes National Preserve
  9. Mesa Verde National Park
  10. Rocky Mountain National Park
  11. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
  12. Yucca House National Monument

Connecticut

  1. Weir Farm National Historic Site

Deleware

  1. First State National Historical Park

District of Columbia

  1. Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
  2. Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  3. Constitution Gardens
  4. Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
  5. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  6. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  7. Korean War Veterans Memorial
  8. Lincoln Memorial
  9. Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
  10. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  11. Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  12. National Capital Parks
  13. National Mall
  14. Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
  15. Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  16. Theodore Roosevelt Island
  17. Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  18. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  19. Washington Monument
  20. White House
  21. World War I Memorial
  22. World War II Memorial

Florida

  1. Big Cypress National Preserve
  2. Biscayne National Park
  3. Canaveral National Seashore
  4. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
  5. De Soto National Memorial
  6. Dry Tortugas National Park
  7. Everglades National Park
  8. Fort Caroline National Memorial
  9. Fort Matanzas National Monument
  10. Gulf Islands National Seashore
  11. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  12. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Georgia

  1. Appalachian National Scenic Trail (from Georgia to Maine)
  2. Andersonville National Historic Site
  3. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  4. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
  5. Cumberland Island National Seashore
  6. Fort Frederica National Monument
  7. Fort Pulaski National Monument
  8. Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  9. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  10. Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site
  11. Ocmulgee National Monument

Guam

  1. War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Hawaii

  1. Haleakala National Park
  2. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
  3. Honouliuli National Monument
  4. Kalaupapa National Historical Park
  5. Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
  6. Pu'uhonua o H?naunau National Historical Park
  7. Pu'ukohol? Heiau National Historic Site
  8. World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument

Idaho

  1. City of Rocks National Reserve
  2. Craters of the Moon National Monument
  3. Craters of the Moon National Preserve
  4. Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
  5. Nez Perce National Historical Park

Illinois

  1. Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  2. Pullman National Monument

Indiana

  1. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
  2. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  3. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Iowa

  1. Effigy Mounds National Monument
  2. Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Kansas

  1. Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
  2. Fort Larned National Historic Site
  3. Fort Scott National Historic Site
  4. Nicodemus National Historic Site
  5. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve

Kentucky

  1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
  2. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
  3. Mammoth Cave National Park

Louisiana

  1. Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  2. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
  3. Poverty Point National Monument

Maine

  1. Acadia National Park
  2. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument
  3. Saint Croix Island International Historic Site

Maryland

  1. Antietam National Battlefield
  2. Assateague Island National Seashore
  3. Catoctin Mountain Park
  4. Clara Barton National Historic Site
  5. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
  6. Fort Washington Park
  7. Greenbelt Park
  8. Hampton National Historic Site
  9. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
  10. Monocacy National Battlefield
  11. Piscataway Park
  12. Rock Creek Park
  13. Thomas Stone National Historic Site
  14. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (and District of Columbia and West Virginia)

Massachusetts

  1. Boston African American National Historic Site
  2. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
  3. Boston National Historical Park
  4. Cape Cod National Seashore
  5. Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site
  6. John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
  7. Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
  8. Lowell National Historical Park
  9. Minute Man National Historical Park
  10. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  11. Salem Maritime National Historic Site
  12. Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  13. Springfield Armory National Historic Site

Michigan

  1. Isle Royale National Park
  2. Keweenaw National Historical Park
  3. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  4. River Raisin National Battlefield Park

Minnesota

  1. Grand Portage National Monument
  2. Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
  3. Missouri National Recreational River
  4. Pipestone National Monument
  5. Voyageurs National Park

Mississippi

  1. Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
  2. Natchez National Historical Park
  3. Tupelo National Battlefield
  4. Vicksburg National Military Park
  5. Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (and Tennessee)
  6. Natchez Trace Parkway (and Tennessee)

Missouri

  1. George Washington Carver National Monument
  2. Harry S Truman National Historic Site
  3. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
  4. Ozark National Scenic Riverways
  5. Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  6. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Montana

  1. Big Hole National Battlefield
  2. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  3. Glacier National Park
  4. Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
  5. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Nebraska

  1. Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  2. Homestead National Monument of America
  3. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
  4. Niobrara National Scenic River
  5. Scotts Bluff National Monument

Nevada

  1. Great Basin National Park
  2. Lake Mead National Recreation Area
  3. Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

New Hampshire

  1. Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

New Jersey

  1. Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River
  2. Morristown National Historical Park
  3. Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
  4. Thomas Edison National Historical Park

New Mexico

  1. Aztec Ruins National Monument
  2. Bandelier National Monument
  3. Capulin Volcano National Monument
  4. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  5. Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  6. El Malpais National Monument
  7. El Morro National Monument
  8. Fort Union National Monument
  9. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  10. Pecos National Historical Park
  11. Petroglyph National Monument
  12. Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
  13. Valles Caldera National Preserve
  14. White Sands National Monument
  15. Manhattan Project National Historical Park (and Tennessee and Washington)

New York

  1. African Burial Ground National Monument
  2. Castle Clinton National Monument
  3. Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
  4. Federal Hall National Memorial
  5. Fire Island National Seashore
  6. Fort Stanwix National Monument
  7. Gateway National Recreation Area
  8. General Grant National Memorial
  9. Governors Island National Monument
  10. Hamilton Grange National Memorial
  11. Harriet Tubman National Historical Park
  12. Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
  13. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
  14. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
  15. Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
  16. Saratoga National Historical Park
  17. Statue of Liberty National Monument
  18. Stonewell National Monument
  19. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  20. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
  21. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
  22. Women's Rights National Historical Park

North Carolina

  1. Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  2. Cape Lookout National Seashore
  3. Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  4. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  5. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  6. Moores Creek National Battlefield
  7. Wright Brothers National Memorial

North Dakota

  1. Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  2. Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ohio

  1. Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  2. Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  3. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
  4. First Ladies National Historic Site
  5. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  6. James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  7. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
  8. William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Oklahoma

  1. Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  2. Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Oregon

  1. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  2. Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve

Pennsylvania

  1. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  2. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  3. Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  4. Eisenhower National Historic Site
  5. Flight 93 National Memorial
  6. Fort Necessity National Battlefield
  7. Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  8. Gettysburg National Military Park
  9. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
  10. Independence National Historical Park
  11. Johnstown Flood National Memorial
  12. Middle Delaware National Scenic River
  13. Steamtown National Historic Site
  14. Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
  15. Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
  16. Valley Forge National Historical Park

Puerto Rico

  1. San Juan National Historic Site

Rhode Island

  1. Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park
  2. Roger Williams National Memorial

South Carolina

  1. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  2. Congaree National Park
  3. Cowpens National Battlefield
  4. Fort Sumter National Monument
  5. Kings Canyon National Park
  6. Kings Mountain National Military Park
  7. Ninety Six National Historic Site
  8. Reconstruction Era National Monument

South Dakota

  1. Badlands National Park
  2. Jewel Cave National Monument
  3. Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site
  4. Minuteman Missile National Historic Site
  5. Mount Rushmore National Memorial
  6. Wind Cave National Park

Tennessee

  1. Stones River National Battlefield
  2. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
  3. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
  4. Fort Donelson National Battlefield
  5. Obed Wild and Scenic River
  6. Shiloh National Military Park
  7. Great Smoky Mountains National Park (and North Carolina)

Texas

  1. Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
  2. Amistad National Recreation Area
  3. Big Bend National Park
  4. Big Thicket National Preserve
  5. Chamizal National Memorial
  6. Fort Davis National Historic Site
  7. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  8. Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
  9. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
  10. Padre Island National Seashore
  11. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
  12. Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
  13. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  14. Waco Mammoth National Monument

Utah

  1. Arches National Park
  2. Bryce Canyon National Park
  3. Canyonlands National Park
  4. Capitol Reef National Park
  5. Cedar Breaks National Monument
  6. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  7. Golden Spike National Historic Site
  8. Hovenweep National Monument
  9. Natural Bridges National Monument
  10. Rainbow Bridge National Monument
  11. Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  12. Zion National Park

Vermont

  1. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Virgin Islands

  1. Buck Island Reef National Monument
  2. Christiansted National Historic Site
  3. Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
  4. Virgin Islands National Park
  5. Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument

Virginia

  1. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
  2. Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
  3. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
  4. Booker T. Washington National Monument
  5. Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
  6. Colonial National Historical Park
  7. Fort Monroe National Monument
  8. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
  9. George Washington Birthplace National Monument
  10. George Washington Memorial Parkway
  11. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
  12. Manassas National Battlefield Park
  13. Petersburg National Battlefield
  14. Prince William Forest Park
  15. Richmond National Battlefield Park
  16. Shenandoah National Park
  17. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

Washington

  1. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
  2. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  3. Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
  4. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
  5. Minidoka National Historic Site
  6. Mount Rainier National Park
  7. North Cascades National Park
  8. Olympic National Park
  9. Ross Lake National Recreation Area
  10. San Juan Island National Historical Park
  11. Whitman Mission National Historic Site

West Virginia

  1. Bluestone National Scenic River
  2. Gauley River National Recreation Area
  3. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  4. New River Gorge National River

Wisconsin

  1. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  2. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  3. Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (and Minnesota)

Wyoming

  1. Devils Tower National Monument
  2. Fort Laramie National Historic Site
  3. Fossil Butte National Monument
  4. Grand Teton National Park
  5. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway
  6. Yellowstone National Park
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Alphabetical List of Parks

A

  1. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Kentucky 
  2. Acadia National Park, Maine 
  3. Adams National Historical Park, Massachusetts 
  4. African Burial Ground National Monument, New York 
  5. Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska 
  6. Alagnak Wild River, Alaska 
  7. Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, Texas 
  8. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania 
  9. Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas 
  10. Andersonville National Historic Site, Georgia 
  11. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Tennessee 
  12. Aniakchak National Monument, Alaska 
  13. Aniakchak National Preserve, Alaska 
  14. Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland 
  15. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin 
  16. Appalachian National Scenic Trail, from Georgia to Maine 
  17. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Virginia 
  18. Arches National Park, Utah 
  19. Arkansas Post National Memorial, Arkansas 
  20. Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Virginia 
  21. Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland 
  22. Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico 

  1. Badlands National Park, South Dakota 
  2. Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico 
  3. Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, District of Columbia 
  4. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, Colorado 
  5. Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Alaska 
  6. Big Bend National Park, Texas 
  7. Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida 
  8. Big Hole National Battlefield, Montana 
  9. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana 
  10. Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Tennessee 
  11. Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas 
  12. Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument, Alabama 
  13. Biscayne National Park, Florida 
  14. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado 
  15. Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Rhode Island 
  16. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, Virginia 
  17. Bluestone National Scenic River, West Virginia 
  18. Booker T. Washington National Monument, Virginia 
  19. Boston African American National Historic Site, Massachusetts 
  20. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Massachusetts
  21. Boston National Historical Park, Massachusetts
  22. Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, Mississippi 
  23. Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Kansas 
  24. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah 
  25. Buck Island Reef National Monument, Virgin Island 
  26. Buffalo National River, Arkansas 

C

  1. Cabrillo National Monument, California 
  2. Canaveral National Seashore, Florida 
  3. Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Louisiana 
  4. Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona 
  5. Canyonlands National Park, Utah 
  6. Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts 
  7. Cape Hatteras National Seashore, North Carolina 
  8. Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska 
  9. Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina 
  10. Capitol Reef National Park, Utah 
  11. Capulin Volcano National Monument, New Mexico 
  12. Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, North Carolina 
  13. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico 
  14. Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, District of Columbia 
  15. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona 
  16. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida 
  17. Castle Clinton National Monument, New York 
  18. Castle Mountains National Monument, California 
  19. Catoctin Mountain Park, Maryland 
  20. Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah 
  21. Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, Virginia 
  22. César E. Chávez National Monument, California 
  23. Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico 
  24. Chamizal National Memorial, Texas 
  25. Channel Islands National Park, California 
  26. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, South Carolina 
  27. Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, Ohio 
  28. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia 
  29. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Maryland (also District of Columbia and West Virginia) 
  30. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Georgia 
  31. Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Oklahoma 
  32. Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona 
  33. Christiansted National Historic Site, Virgin Island 
  34. City of Rocks National Reserve, Idaho 
  35. Clara Barton National Historic Site, Maryland 
  36. Colonial National Historical Park, Virginia 
  37. Colorado National Monument, Colorado 
  38. Congaree National Park, South Carolina 
  39. Constitution Gardens, District of Columbia 
  40. Coronado National Memorial, Arizona 
  41. Cowpens National Battlefield, South Carolina 
  42. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon 
  43. Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho 
  44. Craters of the Moon National Preserve, Idaho 
  45. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Kentucky 
  46. Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia 
  47. Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado 
  48. Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio 

D

  1. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Ohio 
  2. De Soto National Memorial, Florida 
  3. Death Valley National Park, California 
  4. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Pennsylvania 
  5. Denali National Park, Alaska 
  6. Denali National Preserve, Alaska 
  7. Devils Postpile National Monument, California 
  8. Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming 
  9. Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado 
  10. Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida 

E

  1. Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve, Washington 
  2. Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Pennsylvania 
  3. Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa 
  4. Eisenhower National Historic Site, Pennsylvania 
  5. El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico 
  6. El Morro National Monument, New Mexico 
  7. Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, New York 
  8. Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, California 
  9. Everglades National Park, Florida 

F

  1. Federal Hall National Memorial, New York 
  2. Fire Island National Seashore, New York 
  3. First Ladies National Historic Site, Ohio 
  4. First State National Historical Park, Delaware 
  5. Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania 
  6. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado 
  7. Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, District of Columbia 
  8. Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Arizona 
  9. Fort Caroline National Memorial, Florida 
  10. Fort Davis National Historic Site, Texas 
  11. Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Tennessee 
  12. Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia 
  13. Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming 
  14. Fort Larned National Historic Site, Kansas 
  15. Fort Matanzas National Monument, Florida 
  16. Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Maryland 
  17. Fort Monroe National Monument, Virginia 
  18. Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Pennsylvania 
  19. Fort Point National Historic Site, California 
  20. Fort Pulaski National Monument, Georgia 
  21. Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, North Carolina 
  22. Fort Scott National Historic Site, Kansas 
  23. Fort Smith National Historic Site, Arkansas 
  24. Fort Stanwix National Monument, New York 
  25. Fort Sumter National Monument, South Carolina 
  26. Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico 
  27. Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, North Dakota 
  28. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Washington 
  29. Fort Washington Park, Maryland 
  30. Fossil Butte National Monument, Wyoming 
  31. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, District of Columbia 
  32. Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, District of Columbia 
  33. Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Massachusetts 
  34. Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park, Virginia 
  35. Freedom Riders National Monument, Alabama 
  36. Friendship Hill National Historic Site, Pennsylvania 

G

  1. Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska 
  2. Gates of the Arctic National Preserve, Alaska 
  3. Gateway National Recreation Area, New York 
  4. Gauley River National Recreation Area, West Virginia 
  5. General Grant National Memorial, New York 
  6. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Indiana 
  7. George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Virginia 
  8. George Washington Carver National Monument, Missouri 
  9. George Washington Memorial Parkway, Virginia 
  10. Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania 
  11. Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, New Mexico 
  12. Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska 
  13. Glacier Bay National Preserve, Alaska 
  14. Glacier National Park, Montana 
  15. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah 
  16. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California 
  17. Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah 
  18. Governors Island National Monument, New York 
  19. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 
  20. Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota 
  21. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 
  22. Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Montana 
  23. Great Basin National Park, Nevada 
  24. Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River, New Jersey 
  25. Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado 
  26. Great Sand Dunes National Preserve, Colorado 
  27. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee (and North Carolina) 
  28. Greenbelt Park, Maryland 
  29. Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas 
  30. Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, North Carolina 
  31. Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida 

  1. Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, Idaho 
  2. Haleakal? National Park, Hawaii 
  3. Hamilton Grange National Memorial, New York 
  4. Hampton National Historic Site, Maryland 
  5. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, West Virginia 
  6. Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, New York 
  7. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, Maryland 
  8. Harry S Truman National Historic Site, Missouri 
  9. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii 
  10. Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Iowa 
  11. Hohokam Pima National Monument, Arizona 
  12. Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, New York 
  13. Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska 
  14. Honouliuli National Monument, Hawaii 
  15. Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Ohio 
  16. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Pennsylvania 
  17. Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Alabama 
  18. Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 
  19. Hovenweep National Monument, Utah 
  20. Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Arizona 

I

  1. Independence National Historical Park, Pennsylvania 
  2. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana 
  3. Isle Royale National Park, Michigan 

J

  1. James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ohio 
  2. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Florida 
  3. Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, Missouri 
  4. Jewel Cave National Monument, South Dakota 
  5. Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Georgia 
  6. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, Wyoming 
  7. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon 
  8. John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Massachusetts 
  9. John Muir National Historic Site, California 
  10. Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Pennsylvania 
  11. Joshua Tree National Park, California 

K

  1. Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Hawaii Hawaii 
  2. Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Hawaii 
  3. Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine 
  4. Katmai National Park, Alaska 
  5. Katmai National Preserve, Alaska 
  6. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska 
  7. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia 
  8. Keweenaw National Historical Park, Michigan 
  9. Kings Canyon National Park, South Carolina 
  10. Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina 
  11. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska 
  12. Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, South Dakota 
  13. Kobuk Valley National Park, Alaska 
  14. Korean War Veterans Memorial, District of Columbia 

L

  1. Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Washington 
  2. Lake Clark National Park, Alaska 
  3. Lake Clark National Preserve, Alaska 
  4. Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada 
  5. Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Texas 
  6. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area, Washington 
  7. Lassen Volcanic National Park, California 
  8. Lava Beds National Monument, California 
  9. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Nebraska 
  10. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Indiana 
  11. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois 
  12. Lincoln Memorial, District of Columbia 
  13. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Montana 
  14. Little River Canyon National Preserve, Alabama 
  15. Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Arkansas 
  16. Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, Massachusetts 
  17. Lowell National Historical Park, Massachusetts 
  18. Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Texas 
  19. Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, District of Columbia 

M

  1. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Virginia 
  2. Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky 
  3. Manassas National Battlefield Park, Virginia 
  4. Manhattan Project National Historical Park, New Mexico, Tennessee, Washington 
  5. Manzanar National Historic Site, California 
  6. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Vermont 
  7. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, District of Columbia 
  8. Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, Georgia 
  9. Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, New York 
  10. Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, District of Columbia 
  11. Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado 
  12. Middle Delaware National Scenic River, Pennsylvania 
  13. Minidoka National Historic Site, Washington 
  14. Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, South Dakota 
  15. Minute Man National Historical Park, Massachusetts 
  16. Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Minnesota 
  17. Missouri National Recreational River, Minnesota 
  18. Mojave National Preserve, California 
  19. Monocacy National Battlefield, Maryland 
  20. Montezuma Castle National Monument, Arizona 
  21. Moores Creek National Battlefield, North Carolina 
  22. Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey 
  23. Mount Rainier National Park, Washington 
  24. Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota 
  25. Muir Woods National Monument, California 

  1. Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi 
  2. Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, Mississippi, Tennessee 
  3. Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi, Tennessee 
  4. National Capital Parks, District of Columbia 
  5. National Mall, District of Columbia 
  6. National Park of American Samoa, American Somoa 
  7. Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah 
  8. Navajo National Monument, Arizona 
  9. New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Massachusetts 
  10. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Louisiana 
  11. New River Gorge National River, West Virginia 
  12. Nez Perce National Historical Park, Idaho 
  13. Nicodemus National Historic Site, Kansas 
  14. Ninety Six National Historic Site, South Carolina 
  15. Niobrara National Scenic River, Nebraska 
  16. Noatak National Preserve, Alaska 
  17. North Cascades National Park, Washington 

O

  1. Obed Wild and Scenic River, Tennessee 
  2. Ocmulgee National Monument, Georgia 
  3. Olympic National Park, Washington 
  4. Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Oregon 
  5. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona 
  6. Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Missouri 

P

  1. Padre Island National Seashore, Texas 
  2. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Texas 
  3. Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, New Jersey 
  4. Pea Ridge National Military Park, Arkansas 
  5. Pecos National Historical Park, New Mexico 
  6. Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, District of Columbia 
  7. Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Ohio 
  8. Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia 
  9. Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona 
  10. Petroglyph National Monument, New Mexico 
  11. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan 
  12. Pinnacles National Park, California 
  13. Pipe Spring National Monument, Arizona 
  14. Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota 
  15. Piscataway Park, Maryland 
  16. Point Reyes National Seashore, California 
  17. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, California 
  18. Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, District of Columbia 
  19. Poverty Point National Monument, Louisiana 
  20. President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Arkansas 
  21. Prince William Forest Park, Virginia 
  22. Pullman National Monument, Illinois 
  23. Pu'uhonua o H?naunau National Historical Park, Hawaii 
  24. Pu'ukohol? Heiau National Historic Site, Hawaii 

Q: None

R

  1. Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Utah 
  2. Reconstruction Era National Monument, South Carolina 
  3. Redwood National Park, California 
  4. Richmond National Battlefield Park, Virginia 
  5. Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River, Texas 
  6. River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Michigan 
  7. Rock Creek Park, Maryland 
  8. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 
  9. Roger Williams National Memorial, Rhode Island 
  10. Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, California 
  11. Ross Lake National Recreation Area, Washington 
  12. Russell Cave National Monument, Alabama 

S

  1. Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, New York 
  2. Saguaro National Park, Arizona 
  3. Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, Maine 
  4. Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway, Wisconsin, Minnesota 
  5. Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, New Hampshire 
  6. Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, New York 
  7. Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Massachusetts 
  8. Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, New Mexico 
  9. Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Virgin Islands 
  10. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas 
  11. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, California 
  12. San Juan Island National Historical Park, Washington 
  13. San Juan National Historic Site, Puerto Rico 
  14. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, Colorado 
  15. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California 
  16. Saratoga National Historical Park, New York 
  17. Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, Massachusetts 
  18. Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska 
  19. Sequoia National Park, California 
  20. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 
  21. Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee 
  22. Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska 
  23. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Wisconsin 
  24. Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Massachusetts 
  25. Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York 
  26. Steamtown National Historic Site, Pennsylvania 
  27. Stones River National Battlefield, Tennesee 
  28. Stonewell National Monument, New York 
  29. Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Arizona 

T

  1. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas 
  2. Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, Pennsylvania 
  3. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, New York 
  4. Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, New York 
  5. Theodore Roosevelt Island, District of Columbia 
  6. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota 
  7. Thomas Edison National Historical Park, New Jersey 
  8. Thomas Jefferson Memorial, District of Columbia 
  9. Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Maryland 
  10. Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Utah 
  11. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Florida 
  12. Tonto National Monument, Arizona 
  13. Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument, Nevada 
  14. Tumacacori National Historical Park, Arizona 
  15. Tupelo National Battlefield, Mississippi 
  16. Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama 
  17. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Alabama 
  18. Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona 

U

  1. Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, Missouri 
  2. Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, Pennsylvania 

V

  1. Valles Caldera National Preserve, New Mexico 
  2. Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania 
  3. Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, New York 
  4. Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi 
  5. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, District of Columbia 
  6. Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands 
  7. Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, Virgin Islands 
  8. Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota 

W

  1. Waco Mammoth National Monument, Texas 
  2. Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona 
  3. War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam 
  4. Washington Monument, District of Columbia 
  5. Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Oklahoma 
  6. Weir Farm National Historic Site, Connecticut 
  7. Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area, California 
  8. White House, District of Columbia 
  9. White Sands National Monument, New Mexico 
  10. Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Washington 
  11. William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Ohio 
  12. Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Missouri 
  13. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota 
  14. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Virginia 
  15. Women's Rights National Historical Park, New York 
  16. World War I Memorial, District of Columbia 
  17. World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Hawaii 
  18. World War II Memorial, District of Columbia 
  19. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska 
  20. Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve, Alaska 
  21. Wright Brothers National Memorial, North Carolina 
  22. Wupatki National Monument, Arizona 

X: None

Y

  1. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 
  2. Yosemite National Park, California 
  3. Yucca House National Monument, Colorado 
  4. Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska 

Z

  1. Zion National Park, Utah 


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Map of Contiguous United States

The contiguous United States map shows shaded elevation, with the mountainous area covering much of the Western United States. These mountains, as well as the small range of mountains extending north and south near the East Coast, are colored orange-brown and fade into light brown, then green and gray as the shaded relief disappears in the Plains and coasts. States, rivers, and major bodies of water are labeled. Green shapes labeled with park area names are scattered throughout much of the West and, to a lesser extent, the East. Small type labels crowd the map in several areas, especially the East Coast. Adjacent to the East Coast in the Atlantic Ocean are lists of parks in the Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC Areas.

Lists of parks organized alphabetically and by state are found under their own titles. 

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Insets

There are five insets showing park areas in the US and one inset of a world map showing where US national parks are across the world.
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Where the Parks Are in the World

This inset shows the locations of the contiguous United States map and five insets on a small world map centered on North and South America. It is positioned north of the Great Lakes. The map shows the Arctic Circle, Equator, and International Date Line. 

The six labels span 11 time zones: 

Guam has one park, American Samoa has one park, Hawaii has eight parks, Alaska has 23 parks. The contiguous US has 373 parks, and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have six parks. 

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Alaska

The Alaska inset shows the state's location between Russia and Canada. The bodies of water labeled are, clockwise beginning at the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska: Beaufort Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Church Sea. Large green areas labeled with park names occupy significant areas of the mountainous state. The Yukon River stretches across the state from west to east. The scale is available in miles and kilometers.

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Hawaii

The Hawaii inset labels the main islands in the Pacific Ocean. The largest national park system area is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. Several smaller sites dot that island and many of the others.

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Guam

A single national park system area is marked on Guam near Hagatha (AGANA) city. The Pacific Ocean is labeled, with a smaller label for the Philippine Sea just northwest of the island.
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American Samoa

Three islands, small enough to be obscured by their city labels, dot the Pacific Ocean in this inset. The label for the National Park of American Samoa extends toward each island.
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Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

The islands in the inset for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands are located within the Atlantic Ocean and, in a smaller label, the Caribbean Sea. Several parks dot the tiny eastern islands, which are the Virgin Islands. A single park area (San Juan National Historic Site) is labeled on the largest and western island, which is Puerto Rico.

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Legend

Nestled between the Hawaii and Guam insets is the legend for the maps. Text notes that, the "Map depicts the 412 authorized National Park Service units." Within the map, a green dot indicates the location of the city where the national park unit is located. A white dot with a black outline indicates a city that is close by. The name of the city is next to the white dot.

Text also notes that, “For more information about National Trails administered by the National Park Service, visit: www.nps.gov/nts. For Wild and Scenic Rivers information, visit: www.nps.gov/wsr.”

There is a scale in kilometers and miles. Approximately one and a half inches equals 200 miles and one inch equals 200 kilometers on all maps except for Alaska. For Alaska, approximately one and a half inches equals 400 miles and one inch equals 400 kilometers.

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Abbreviations for National Park System Areas

A key for abbreviations for National Park System areas is just above the US Canada area of the large map. These abbreviations typically follow the name of the park and designate each park’s unit type. They are:

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Legend

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Abbreviations for National Park System Areas

A key for abbreviations for National Park System Areas is just above the US-Canada border. They are:
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Legend

Nestled between the Hawaii and Guam insets lies the map legend. It notes, "Map depicts the 412 authorized National Park Service units." A green dot indicates "City with National Park Service unit." A white dot with black outline indicates, "Other CIty." For more information about National Trails administered by the National Park Service, visit: www.nps.gov/nts. For Wild and Scenic Rivers information, visit: www.nps.gov/wsr. There is a scale in kilometers and miles for all areas except Alaska.

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Abbreviations for National Park Service Areas

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Side Two Overview

The back of the wide, rectangular brochure is colorful with many photographs and short paragraphs of text grouped with images. The brochure is organized with the first section spanning the horizontal space in the top half. It is titled, “The National Park Service in the Next 100 Years.” Introductory text accompanies a composite image. A green border separates this section from the bottom half, which has two equally sized sections. A large quote by John Muir spans the middle of the sections. It states: “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” The lower left section is titled “Shaping the National Park System," and includes a timeline with images beginning in the 1860s and ending in 2016. The lower right section is titled “Reaching Beyond Park Boundaries” and includes brief text accompanied by images about current roles of the National Park Service. The bottom of the brochure is lined with green silhouettes of iconic animals and buildings. Beneath the silhouettes, numerical facts about national parks and people add up to quote: “100 years and beyond.”

The content of each section and descriptions of associated images are presented under their own titles.

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Shaping the National Park System

In the lower left section of the brochure, beneath the heading, “Shaping the National Park System,” is a timeline extending from the 1860s to 2016. Timeline entries and associated black and white and color photographs are grouped together under their own titles.

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1920s

The entry begins, "1920s: George Melendez Wright, the first chief of NPS wildlife division, begins formal studies of wild species, especially those endangered. Today George Wright Society continues his holistic view of park management." The text is accompanied by an oval black and white photo portrait of George Melendez Wright, a man in his late twenties or early thirties with neatly groomed wavy hair wearing a suit and tie.

Photo credit: George Wright Society

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1860s

A historic black and white photo of two middle-aged white men dressed in loose pants, shirts, and jackets, wearing brimmed hats pose on the edge of a large rock outcropping above a wide canyon with steep walls. The man on the left is heavy-set and wears a kerchief and round wire-frame glasses. The man on the right has a long, pale beard. The expansive canyon walls are covered by a sparse forest. Distant mountains rise behind the canyon below a clear sky. Text obscures the bottom left corner of the photo, "1860s: Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree Grove granted to the state of California for protection. Both incorporated into Yosemite National Park in 1890. Right: President Theodore Roosevelt and conservationist John Muir at Yosemite, 1903." The photo is credited to the Library of Congress.

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1870s to 1916

Two photos are grouped with three dates on the timeline: 1870s, 1900s, and 1916. The first is a color photo of a vertical silk-screen style poster with a plume of steam rising above a landscape. The words "Yellowstone National Park" and "Ranger Naturalist Service" are legible. The second photo is a black and white portrait of an older man with pale skin wearing a flat-brimmed hat and dark fitted coat. The entry for 1916 notes that this is the first National Park Service director, business man and conservationist Stephen T. Mather. The timeline entries read: “1870s: Yellowstone established in 1872, world's first national park. More national parks soon to follow. 1900s: Antiquities Act authorizes presidents to set aside federal lands as national monuments. 1916: August 25: Organic Act creates National Park Service and places existing parks and monuments under its oversight."

Photo credit: Yellowstone Poster: Library of Congress

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1930s

The entry begins, “1930s: War Department’s parks and monuments and Forest Service’s national monuments transferred to NPS management. Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration build roads, trails, and visitor centers in national and state parks.” Grouped with the text entry is a color photo of a circular patch with blue rim and gold, olive, and orange accents. In the center is a pine tree and the words, “Civilian Conservation Corps.” Adjacent to this patch is a color image of a red, white, and blue square-like poster with text. “USA” is bracketed with stars against a blue bar, “Work Program” is against a white bar and “WPA” is against a red bar.

Photo credits: Patch: Gerald Williams Collection, Oregon State University; USA WPA Work Program: National Archives

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1950s

The entry begins, “1950s: NPS embarks on 'Mission 66' initiative to upgrade facilities, staffing, and resource management by agency’s 50th anniversary. NPS adds lakeshores, seashores, trails, recreational areas, and historic sites like Thomas Edison’s home.” The faded color photo accompanying the entry is identified as Thomas Edison’s home, a three-story red building at the top of a rolling mowed lawn surrounded by mature shrubs and trees. Many peaks and chimneys extend upwards. Above each window is a black awning. On the left side of the building is an enclosed porch that extends beyond the main house. Its large windows are made of many small panes. This entry is also accompanied by a black and white image of a hand-drawn sketch of an arrowhead and tree, with the words “Department of the Interior” and “National Park Service.” The caption notes that this arrowhead sketch is the basis for the familiar NPS insignia, first used in 1952. Adjacent to this sketched image is a black and white line drawing of the modern NPS insignia with sharp, clean lines. It closely resembles the current NPS insignia on the opposite side of this brochure.

The National Park Service's modern-day insignia is of a brown scallop-edged arrowhead. At the bottom in front of a green background is a white buffalo. Behind and to the left, a tall green sequoia tree towers over smaller trees. To their right is a lake. Behind, is a brown snowcapped mountain range. In the upper right, white text on the brown background reads: “National Park Service.”

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1960s and 1970s

The entries for the 1960s and 1970s are grouped above a faded contemporary color photo. The photo appears to have a slightly worn section of the Appalachian trail on a slope covered in large black rocks leading towards a forested hillside. The view extends far into the distance with other forested mountains beneath a partly cloudy sky.

The entries for the 1960s and 1970s read: "1960s: 'Wilderness Act and other federal laws strengthen protection of wild lands, preserve historic sites, and create systems to manage wild rivers and trails like the Appalachian Trail. 1970s: Endangered Species Act requires federal agencies to protect endangered plants and animals. Legislation promotes role of science in park management.”

Photo caption: Allan R. Gerber

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1980s, 1990s, and 2016

A boldly painted totem pole with a large beak is grouped with timeline entries for the 1980s, 1990s, and 2016. The carved totem pole from Sitka National Historical Park is painted black, red, pale blue, and white. The face of a man with thick eyebrows is carved into the base of the cropped photo.

The entries for the 1980s, 1990s and 2016 read: "1980s: Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) protects over 104 million acres of federal lands, including 47 million acres in National Park System. 1990s: NPS approaches new millennium, focusing on resource protection, accessibility, leadership in education and scientific research, professionalism, and partnerships. 2016: National Park Service celebrates centennial and charts course for the second century.”

Photo caption: Patrick Endres and Alaska Photographics 

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Reaching Beyond Park Boundaries

The lower right section of the brochure is titled, “Reaching Beyond Park Boundaries.” It mixes brief text with color photos of people engaged in activities outdoors, including gathering around a park ranger, examining the edge of a body of water, in kayaks on a shore, riding horses, and traversing a sand dune in a specialized wheelchair with large wheels. The text and image groupings appear in three columns and are presented under their own titles.

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Get Connected

Following the heading, “Get Connected," the entry reads, "Parks tell America’s story and connect us to our history, our environment, ourselves, and each other. Like a thread in a giant tapestry, each of our individual stories contributes to the American narrative.”

Below the text is a horizontal photo of a large group of women with light brown skin wearing the same clothing and hairstyle, possibly dancing or sitting, with their mouths open in similar shapes, as if they are voicing the same thing. Their dresses are bright white with a red floral accent near the waistline. They wear beaded red necklaces, and spiky flower hair ornaments. The caption notes that these women are at the National Park of American Samoa celebrating the anniversary of the US territory.

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Expand Your Horizons

The section titled “Expand Your Horizons” is grouped with a larger photo of a male park ranger in uniform sharing a rounded natural material in his hand with a group of middle-school aged students. Tall trees with a sparse canopy are in the background. The photo is partially obscured with a transparent white film. The caption notes that this is a ranger and students at Everglades National Park. The accompanying text reads, “The NPS is a valued leader in formal and informal education. You’re never too young or too old to learn something new. National Parks are the ideal extensions of traditional classrooms, offering active, inclusive, transformative experiences.”

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Planet Health

The section titled “Planet Health” accompanies a rectangular photo of children and an adult leaning over a grassy edge by still water to examine something close to the ground. The children are wearing bright clothing and ball caps. The photo is significantly obscured by a transparent white film. The caption notes these are “volunteer 'citizen scientists' at Gates of the Arctic National Park.” The text reads: “National parks are critical to protecting Earth. Many parks protect endangered species or vestiges of intact ecosystems. As such, they are valuable research laboratories. The NPS works with the worldwide scientific and conservation community to study air and water quality, climate changes, migratory species, and other issues.”

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Yours, Mine, and Ours

The “Yours, Mine, and Ours” section begins below a horizontal photo of a mounted color guard in costume representing the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Three young riders in red, white, and blue costumes and black brimmed hats with red sashes sit on top of bridled horses. The closest horse is brown with a black mane. The middle horse is dark grey, and the far horse is light grey. They are each holding a flag, from left to right: the American flag, a white flag with the NPS insignia, and another white flag with the partially obscured name and logo for the park.

The text for this entry reads, “National parks reveal a comprehensive national identity. Parks interpret and commemorate pivotal movements and moments in the nation’s diverse cultural history. This offers everyone a more complete understanding of our past and present, and guides us toward an inclusive future.”

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Places of Healing

Above the heading, “Places of Healing," is a horizontal color photo of four brightly colored kayaks. The two on the left are red and yellow with two middle-school aged children with dark skin, wearing red life jackets. A third turquoise kayak is empty. Another child with dark skin wearing a red life jacket in the fourth kayak colored bright blue, holds a paddle above their head with both arms. At the helms of the kayaks, an adult with pale skin walks on sand at the edge of a wide body of water. The photo colors are muted by a white film. 

The caption reads, “Kayakers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.” The text reads, “Parks promote mental, physical, and spiritual health. Outdoor places help restore us physically, emotionally, creatively, and spiritually. By linking people to nature and to one another, parks inspire healthier choices and help build more vibrant communities.”

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Get Inspired

The last grouping in this section, located on the bottom right is titled, “Get Inspired.” It is grouped with a square photo of a man and woman with pale skin and short gray hair wearing khaki pants and blue long-sleeved shirts. In front of the backdrop of brown sandy dunes and distant mountains, the man pushes the woman, who is seated in a wheelchair with large, round gray wheels, resembling inner tubes. 

The photo is partially obscured by a white film. The caption reads, “Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.” The text reads, "National Parks enliven the human spirit. In the late 1800s, America’s spectacular wild places inspired a movement to preserve these treasures for future generations. We are that future. Along with the gift of the national parks comes the responsibility to preserve them for those who follow.”

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Contact Information

Contact and credit information appear at the bottom right corner, beneath the final grouping titled “Get Inspired." 

A logo to the right of this information displays the year “2016” in dark green, with the “0” replaced with a solid lime green arrowhead, similar to the shape of the NPS insignia. Below this, in two rows the text reads, “National Park Service Centennial.” “National Park” is in bold and “Centennial” appears in all-caps. A solid bar with reverse type reads, “nps.gov.” Printed on recycled paper.”

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Bottom Border and Facts

A green border lines the bottom of the brochure. Silhouettes of famous buildings and animals protrude upward into the timeline right side of the brochure. Numerical facts about national parks add up to 100 years beneath the silhouettes.

From left to right, the silhouettes are: sequoia tree, elk, Joshua tree, train, dinosaur, Spanish-style building with bells, bison, St. Louis Arch, bird, person wearing a hat playing a saxophone, cannon, Statue of Liberty, turtle, and lighthouse.

The equation consisting of facts about the National Park Service is: “Over 400 national park system areas + 84 million acres + 18,000 miles of trails + 10,000 miles of park roads + 27,000 historic structures + 75,000 archeological sites + 167 million museum objects + 660,000 junior rangers + 247 threatened or endangered species + 879 visitor centers + 246,000 volunteers-in-parks + 300 million visitors = 100 years and beyond.”

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The National Park Service in the Next 100 Years

This introductory section, titled “National Park Service in the Next 100 Years,” occupies the top half of the rectangular brochure. It includes a quote, brief paragraphs of text, and a large composite image that extends horizontally across the bottom of this section.

The composite image is comprised of colorful photos of people in front of a background of two faded scenic photos. The left background photo is of a snow-covered mountain range in Denali National Park. The right background photo is of San Juan National Historic Site in which the historic rock wall leads to a fort atop an outcropping that meets the ocean.

The section begins with a large quote that precedes three brief columns of text. The quote, from National Park Service Director Horace M. Albright in 1933, states: “Do not let the service become just another executive government bureau; keep it youthful, vigorous, clean, and strong.”

Photo credits: Denali: National Park Service and Patrick Gregerson. San Juan: Michael Sharp.

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Three columns of text next to the quote read, “In 1916 Congress created the National Park Service to oversee America’s beloved places. While the first century has focused on the agency’s dual mission of stewardship and enjoyment, its reach now extends across geographical and cultural frontiers—far beyond the original notion of a 'park.'  Besides the 400-plus parks in the National Park System, the NPS oversees national trails, national heritage areas, wild and scenic rivers, and many other places and programs. We spearhead learning initiatives, help communities preserve their distinct heritage, share our expertise across international boundaries, adapt to the evolving needs of our visitors and partners, conduct scientific research, and protect the public. As America’s story changes, so do the ways it is told. Today’s parks are about everything from atomic bombs to zooplankton, from Ice Age migrations to 21st century immigration. Below is a brief description of our growth and evolution over the first 100 years, along with a look at the many paths forward.”

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Photo Collage

Starting at the left side of the composite photo, which is over the faded background photo of the Denali National Park mountain range, is a middle-aged male park ranger with brown skin wearing a radio attached to his uniform. His uniform includes a gray button-down shirt, green pants with a brown belt and a straw hat with a flat brim. To his right is a younger, female park ranger with brown skin. She also wears a National Park Service uniform, but instead has a green ball cap with the National Park Service arrowhead on the front face of the cap. To her right is a young boy with pale skin wearing a vest and floppy hat. The left top of his vest has the words “junior ranger” sewn in gold. Both his hat and vest are covered in pinned gold badges. He gives a thumbs up with his right hand. To the right of the young boy is a crouching man with a tan. He wears sunglasses, a ball cap with a National Park Service arrowhead on the face, a green shirt and pants, and a yellow safety vest with reflective strips. Next to him and in the center of the composite image, straddling both background images of Denali National Park and San Juan National Historic Site, is a group of six smiling, young adults in blue shirts with name tags. The group consists of a woman with brown skin and long dark hair, two tall and thin men with pale skin in the background, a woman with pale skin and red hair wearing wide sunglasses, and two women with dark skin and shortish hair in the foreground. On two of their shirts, the words “conservation begins here” are visible. On the shirts of some of the others in the upper left is a white outline of a leaf and underneath, the letters “SCA.” The woman in the center of the group has a National Park Service name tag pinned to the upper right area of her shirt. Her left hand is lifted and points forward.

There are three more people on the right side of the brochure in front of the background photo of San Juan National Historic Site. The first is an older woman with pale, wrinkled skin and short, graying hair under a rose-colored ball cap, with a blue bird on the shoulder of her shirt. Her eyes are obscured by the telescope she is looking through. To her right is a young man with dark brown skin standing tall and formally posed in a historic costume. The costume consists of a brown vest with a rounded lapel and covered brown buttons over a white shirt. The wide brim of his hat is turned up slightly and has a nearly flat top. The final person in this composite is a woman with pale skin and shoulder-length brown hair. She leans forward and smiles broadly beneath a green, brimmed outdoors hat with straps. She wears a tan uniform shirt with a National Park Service volunteer shoulder patch and name tag.

Photo Credits: Woman in rose-colored cap: National Park Service, Kirke Wrench. All other photos: National Park Service

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