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US National Parks History

The crowning achievement of the returning expeditions was helping to save Yellowstone from private development. Langford and several of his companions promoted a bill in Washington in late 1871 and early 1872 that drew upon the precedent of the Yosemite Act of 1864, which reserved Yosemite Valley from settlement and entrusted it to the care of the state of California. US National Parks History

The Ten Oldest US National Parks

The United States has 63 National Parks but here is a list of the ten oldest parks. Ten Oldest US National Parks

Yellowstone or Yosemite?

Which is the oldest National Park? Did other national parks exist before Yellowstone? Yellowstone or Yosemite?

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Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Featured Wildlife
Maine Puffins
Maine Puffins


Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.