People of the Parks: An Unfolding Tale
This exhibit portrays a sampling of groups whose contributions have helped to shape the GGNRA story. The Early Peoples panel highlights the cultural foundations of the land, from indigenous peoples, through Spanish and Mexican colonization, and the influence of the United States government beginning in 1846. Our park's prominent military history is showcased through stories of its Soldiers, specifically the men for whom Tennessee Hollow was named in 1898.
Finally, partnerships maintaining park resources are portrayed through the Conservationists and the Scientists, who continue to protect the land and interpret the park's cultural resources and natural environment.
Did You Know?
Terrane is a geologic term for a large tectonic block with a unique rock composition and metamorphic grade. There are about 10 Franciscan terranes along the coast near San Francisco.