History/Culture

Justine S.

Park Naturalist

MS in Wildlife Biology

7 years of experience in natural and cultural history of Maryland

Robin N.

I've worked as an interpreter/ranger for over 20 years in the Columbia River Gorge, which divides Oregon and Washington.

Elise M.

I'm an Interpreter I with California State Parks.  I've been working as an interpreter for almost 9 years and I've worked in 8 parks.  I've been lucky enough to work in some of the most scenic and historic places in our state!  I've also worked for East Bay Regional Park District and National Park Service.
Events that helped mold Yellowstone

December 4, 2009, 12:12 pm
What would Yellowstone National Park be without its geysers, bison, waterfalls and vistas? While many of the park’s natural features seem eternal and unchanging, important human events have helped shape Yellowstone as an amazing American treasure. “You can think of Yellowstone as a giant experiment, as a learn-as-you-go experience,” said Julianne Baker, an instructor with the ...

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Last U.S. vet of WWI wants national memorial in D.C.

December 3, 2009, 7:55 am
Frank Buckles, 108 years old, figures he has one more contribution to make.Buckles, the last U.S. veteran of World War I, wants to see a memorial to his fellow soldiers on the National Mall. To make the case, he is scheduled to appear at a Senate hearing today.He will ...

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Today is the date the park movement got its start

November 23, 2009, 11:10 am
Today is the 110th anniversary of the birth of the Smokies as a park. On Nov. 22-23, 1899, the region's progressive leaders gathered at the Battery Park Hotel in Asheville to create the Appalachian National Park Association. A month later, the group sent a petition to Congress requesting a park, and it became the ...

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NPS Launches Stunning, Interactive Lincolon Memorial Website

November 19, 2009, 12:24 pm
The National Mall and Memorial Parks announced today, on the 146th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the launch of a new website called “Lincoln Memorial Interactive.” The new site unites our nation’s heritage and the American experience with cutting-edge technology in unprecedented clarity and ease-of-access.  Stirring podcasts, accessible on the site, capture the ...

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Wyoming ghost town's cemetery vandalized

November 17, 2009, 7:16 am
The National Park Service is trying to find the culprits behind a Wyoming ghost town cemetery vandalism spree that damaged several historic tombstones. Kane, Wyo., about two miles from where Shoshone and Bighorn rivers meet in Big Horn County, was abandoned around 1965 when the Yellowtail Dam in Montana flooded the area surrounding the ...

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