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America's Best Idea Film Festival at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Date: August 20, 2009
Contact: Darlene M. Koontz, (530) 595-4444, ext. 5101

The national park system in the United States of America is considered to be one of our country’s best ideas and has inspired other nations to establish their own national parks.

Lassen Volcanic National Park is in good company with the other 390 national park units that are found throughout the United States. The national park system is comprised of a variety of sites that preserve, protect and provide an opportunity for visitors to learn their unique and significant resources and stories. On Saturday, August 22 the park will feature a selection of other park films to be shown in addition to Lassen Volcanic National Park –The Story Behind the Landscape at the new Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. “We hope visitors will learn about some of the other wonderful parks in our country that they may want to visit in the future,” said Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz.

Lassen’s film will begin on the hour throughout the day, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and other park films on each half hour with the last showing at 5:30 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to see films from other national parks, national historic sites, national scenic riverways, national battlefields and national monuments. Some of the titles include:

  • Land of Dreams, Homesteading America (Homestead National Monument of America)
  • The St. Croix: A Northwoods Journey (St. Croix National Scenic Riverway) Zion National Park
  • Canyon Voices (Canyon De Chelly National Monument)
  • Andrew Johnson, Defender of the Constitution (Andrew Johnson National Historic Site)
  • A Treasure in the Sea (Channel Islands National Park)
  • Stones River, A Hard Earned Victory (Stones River National Battlefield)
  • Heartbeats of Denali (Denali National Park and Preserve)

For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4480, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps/lavo .

Did You Know?

john muir posing on rock in black and white photo

John Muir visited Lassen Volcanic National Park and wrote about his experience in the book Mountains of California. "Miles of its flanks are reeking and bubbling with hot springs, many of them so boisterous and sulphurous they seem ever ready to become spouting geysers..."