In case you hadn't noticed, the National Park Service celebrated its centennial today with events around the country.
According to the Boston Globe:
WASHINGTON — The National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the country, including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and an outdoor concert at Yellowstone National Park.
The centennial comes as the agency that manages national parks as well as historic places welcomes a new national monument and nature forces some changes in the parks in the West.It was 100 years ago today, the National Park Service was born.
During the past 14 months, I've visited several national parks: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Joshua Tree and Zion.
|Above, daughter Amber and I at the Old Faithful Inn dining room.|
|Above, yours truly at Yosemite Falls.|
Here's my National Park Service Centennial mug that I picked up at Yosemite National Park:
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