Tuesday, November 01, 2011
National Parks Service
So I saw that President Obama created a new national monument today, Fort Monroe. So that got me started on NPS trivia. Now I think of conservation and TR, but the National Parks Service itself was actually created by President Wilson. In addition, the very first national park was Yellowstone, created by President Grant. When Yellowstone was created, there was no NPS, so the US Army actually protected it and you can tour historical Ft. Yellowstone today. You can read this lengthy article on the creation of Yellowstone in Congress.