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Park to Celebrate 75th Birthday August 10
Joshua Tree National Park turns 75 on August 10, 2011. In honor of the occasion, the National Park Service will hold a day-long series of activities. Birthday events begin at 8 am in Twentynine Palms and continue throughout the day at multiple locations.
Fulfilling the promise of Minerva Hamilton Hoyt, Joshua Tree National Monument became part of the National Park System on August 10, 1936 with the signing of a Presidential proclamation by President Franklin Roosevelt. The area became a national park when the Desert Protection Act was passed by Congress and signed by President William Clinton on October 31, 1994.
On Wednesday August 10, the park will recall those historic occasions and other events in its past as well as look forward to the future. The activities below are all open to the public.
Those planning to attend 75th anniversary activities on August 10 are asked to RSVP to George Land at 760-367-5507 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
Joshua Tree is crisscrossed with hundreds of faults, and is a great place to see raw rocks and the effects of earthquakes. The famous San Andreas Fault bounds the south side of the park and can be observed from Keys View. More...