Historic Ashes

El Portal Market

El Portal Market Burns in Yosemite National Park. The historic building was a park fixture since 1934. Photo by Mindy Wiper.

The National Park Service has the honor and responsibility to protect many things including the historic structures found in many of the 398 park units. Some history is tangible and can take us back to a time and place of our past, to come to know and understand it. These buildings and artifacts tell a story of our National Parks and of the American way of life... a story of who we are. Use this look back at the losses of our American and NPS heritage to inspire and direct our efforts to protect what still remains.

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