Happy 100th Birthday! US National Parks in Photos
Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park in Virginia was designated as part of the National Parks System on Dec. 26, 1935.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
In 1947, the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota was established by President Truman; it is the only National Memorial Park ever created.
Virgin Islands National Park
Virgin Islands National Park, comprised of the majority of two islands, was created on Aug. 2, 1956.
Voyageurs National Park
Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota was established on April 8, 1975.
Wind Cave National Park
In western South Dakota, a unique environment created what was recognized on Jan. 9, 1903, as the Wind Cave National Park.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve
On Dec. 2, 1980, the largest National Park in America — consisting of 13.2 million acres — was brought into existence: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Yellowstone National Park
America's first National Park, established in 1872, is Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park was founded on Oct. 1, 1890, in the State of California.
Zion National Park
Congress set aside the land for Zion National Park in Utah on Nov. 19, 1919.
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