Happy 100, National Park Service!

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The great Joseph Gordon-Levitt has it down!

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (and if you haven’t seen Ken Burns’ documentary about the history of the NPS, it’s an incredible experience and as the title suggests, it is America’s Best Idea).

I remember my first trip to Yosemite National Park and driving in with my mom in our beaten-up Ford station wagon. It was a great experience. I had similar chills in some of my visits to other NP locales like Kings Canyon, Yellowstone and other National Park Service locales like Civil War battlefields, museums and monuments. I thought I’d share a few pics from some of my experiences with the NPS.

Cape Lookout (North Carolina)

Cape Lookout (North Carolina)

Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Kitty Hawk, N.C.

Shiloh National Battlefield, Tennessee

Shiloh National Battlefield, Tennessee

Saratoga National Historical Park, New York

Saratoga National Historical Park, New York

Gettysburg, Pa.

Gettysburg, Pa.

 

Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Valley Forge, Pa.

Valley Forge, Pa.

 

Some more folks paying homage via social media:

 

 

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