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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Join the movement to save and sustain historic African American places. The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund will help every American see themselves, their history, and their potential in our collective story and national cultural landscape.

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