The world’s first national park turns 143 today.
On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a congressional act setting aside a “certain tract of land lying near the headwaters of the Yellowstone River” to be preserved as a “public park or pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”
There are now 59 national parks in the United States, and over 6,500 worldwide – go enjoy them!
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- 04.01.21 : Delicate Arch framing the La Sal mountains at sunrise.03.28.21 : The Marching Men stand guard over the sandy trail to Tower Arch in the Klondike Bluffs area of Arches National Park.03.29.21 : This may look like a massive cave viewed, but it’s actually just a little hole about a foot high along the Lathrop Trail at Canyonlands.03.30.21 : Hiking amongst the sandstone formations of Fisher Towers near Moab, UT.03.28.21 : At 290 feet, Landscape Arch has the widest span of any arch in Arches National Park, and the 5th largest known span in the world. It is only 11 feet thick at its center.03.29.21 : Looking down at the White rim and Monument Basin from Grand View Point in Canyonlands National Park.