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Capt. Charles Young with Sequoia trees in background

Charles Young became the first African-American national park Superintendent in 1903. During that summer, Captain Young and his troopers maintained and managed Sequioa National Park in northern California. The work they completed that summer totaled more than the combined previous three summers of work by other troops. More...