• Yosemite — a place for everyone

    Yosemite — a place for everyone

    Publisher’s note: This is one in a series of stories about the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. All articles may be found via the Home Page, select Special Projects, then National Park Service 100th. By Joann Eisenbrandt I grew up loving Yosemite. I first went there in the 1950s, […]

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  • Bay Area seashore exudes national treasure

    Bay Area seashore exudes national treasure

    Publisher’s note: This is one in a series of stories about the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. All articles may be found via the Home Page, select Special Projects, then National Park Service 100th. By Jessie Marchesseau POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE – As a native Montanan, I grew up […]

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  • Mount Rushmore — more than 4 stone faces

    Mount Rushmore — more than 4 stone faces

    Publisher’s note: This is one in a series of stories about the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. All articles may be found via the Home Page, select Special Projects, then National Park Service 100th. By Kathryn Reed MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. – I’ve never lived in South Dakota, but […]

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  • Pinnacles Park — A peak experience

    Pinnacles Park — A peak experience

    Publisher’s note: This is one in a series of stories about the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. By Susan Wood PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK — Whatever your penchant for an ideal national park, Pinnacles ranks as the most recently inducted. It was established as a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt […]

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  • Grandeur of Denali doesn’t disappoint

    Grandeur of Denali doesn’t disappoint

    Publisher’s note: This is one in a series of stories about the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. By Kim Wyatt DENALI NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE – After almost four hours on the bus, the driver pulled to the side of the road and opened the door. “Little Stony Creek.” […]

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  • Winter casts magical spell on national parks

    Winter casts magical spell on national parks

    Publisher’s note: This is one in a series of stories about the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. By Susan Wood YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – For me, the real stand down involving the national parks occurred long before Yosemite’s former concessionaire Delaware North decided to play hardball with iconic park […]

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  • Battlefields a hallowed reminder of the past

    Battlefields a hallowed reminder of the past

    Publisher’s note: This is one in a series of stories about the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. By Linda Fine Conaboy Little did I know on that pleasant and tranquil day in the fall of 2003 I was headed for a moving and intense experience—an event more weighty than […]

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  • Wild, natural beauty abounds in national parks

    Wild, natural beauty abounds in national parks

    Publisher’s note: This is one in a series of stories about the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. By Carolyn E. Wright I had visited Rocky Mountain National Park many times to hike, bike, and photograph the beautiful landscape. This time was different. With my new husband in tow, we […]

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  • Opinion: The National Park Service’s importance

    Opinion: The National Park Service’s importance

    Whether it’s the grandeur of Mother Nature, or history encapsulated in monuments and battlefields, or wildlife roaming free the National Park Service is there to remind us of our past and future. It is easy to understand how the Park Service is about our past, especially when looking east toward the National Mall or south […]

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