Living historian in Buffalo soldiers uniform in front of portrait of Charles Young

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Kayakers entering Smith River

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People on the shore of the Niobrara River

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Couple watching a glacier

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NPS scientist using a microscope in a lab

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Park ranger talking to news reporter

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Happy Birthday, National Park Service!

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Experience the sounds of national parks in this new public service announcement from the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. Park images and sounds serenade the National Park Service on the occasion of its 100th birthday, coming in August 2016.