National Park Service Stories

"There is nothing so American as our national parks," declared President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the "National Parks Year" of 1934, enthusiastically channeling the spirit of his predecessor and distant cousin, Theodore. That has only become truer in the decades since. We commemorate our American story—and the deep and interwoven connections between national parks and historic preservation—with the stories below.

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More than 12,000 years of history are written throughout the sacred landscape of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Tell your lawmakers to support the Bears Ears National Monument Expansion Act and protect this special place.

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