Historic Diversity: The National Park System
commemorates the pioneering efforts of
homesteaders, miners, and ranchers across the country. The diversity of individual park areas ranges
from the first shots of the Revolutionary War to the individuals who carried on the fight for freedom.
Homestead National Monument
of America, NE; Klondike Gold Rush National Historic
Park, AK; Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, MT; Minute Man National
Historical Park, MA; Women's Rights National Historical Park, NY; The National Park
of American Samoa
Cultural Diversity: The National Park System
celebrates the nation's cultural diversity by
commemorating American Indians, Pacific Islanders, Alaska Natives, African Americans, Spanish
pioneers, and European and Asian immigrants who were integral to the development of our country.
Chaco Culture National
Historic Park, NM; Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical
Park, HI; Cape Krusenstern National Monument, AK; Martin Luther King, Jr. National
Historic Site, GA; San Antonio Missions National Historical Park: Ellis Island National
Monument, NY; Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA; The National Park
of American Samoa
Professional Diversity: The system acknowledges
the contributions of nationally significant
individuals ranging from sculptors, writers, and performers to politicians, statesmen, and bankers.
St. Gaudens National
Historic Site, NH; Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site,
NC; Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts, VA; Harry S. Truman National
Historic Site, MO; Thomas Jefferson Memorial, DC; Maggie L. Walker National
Historic Site, VA,; Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site,
Natural Diversity: The National Park System
recognizes the great natural wonders of our country
and manages parks that range from the geysers of Yellowstone National Park and the granite
domes of Yosemite National Park to the volcano’s of Hawaii Volcano National Park and the beaches
of Virgin Island National Park.
Experience Diversity: The system embraces
18 national recreation areas from the East Coast's
Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts to the West Coast's Golden Gate National
Recreation Area in California. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia and
Appalachian National Scenic Trail represent areas that are designated specifically for
recreation--they are the nations' playgrounds.
Prepared by PWRPA:1998