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25 Oct 2021
National Parks

NPS: Unprecedented Visits 

Birthday-Celebrating Park Service Smashes Visitation Mark Buoyed by a yearlong birthday bash, the National Park Service crushed its all-time visitation record by nearly 17.5 million. The system’s 413 units, which includes national parks, battlefields, historic sites, monuments and other designations, attracted 324,696,417 recreational visits in…

Black Americans

‘Spokesperson for the Dead’ 

Shelton Johnson keeps alive the story of the Buffalo Soldiers to connect African Americans, other nonwhites to national parks NOTE: Clicking on most images will launch a full-sized viewer. Story, photos and multimedia by Glenn Nelson Shelton Johnson is the Michael Jordan among people of…

Find Your Park, NPS

More NPS Attendance Marks Fall 

With prominent parks such as Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Zion, Olympic and Grand Teton enjoying historic attendance, National Park Service has set visitation records for the second straight year, according to preliminary figures. (NOTE: Clicking on an image will launch a full-sized gallery…