“Happy Birthday, National Park Service: 100 Years of Birth and Growth of America's Best Idea"

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Date: August 16, 2016
Contact: Cristy Brown, 970-529-4608

On Friday, August 19, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the Chapin Mesa Museum, join park ranger Larry Gore as he speaks about the founding and development of the National Park Service. This presentation is part of the 2016 Four Corners Lecture Series.

America is celebrating the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service this August. How did this proud organization get its start? Who "invented" the idea of having a "national" park? Who were the early park leaders? How did the park system grow? Did you know that first National Parks were created before there was a National Park Service? Did you know that the first Park Rangers were actually Buffalo Soldiers from the U.S. Army? Hear the intriguing story of the creation and development of the National Park system and the birth of the National Park Service.

Larry Gore has been a seasonal Park Ranger for over 20 years and has worked in many different parks throughout the country. This is Larry's third season at Mesa Verde working as a seasonal Interpretive Park Ranger.

The Four Corners Lecture Series features presentations about the archaeology, current Native American cultures, history, and natural resources of this spectacular area. All programs are free and open to the public.

The Four Corners Lecture Series is sponsored by the Anasazi Heritage Center; ARAMARK Parks and Destinations; Bureau of Land Management; Cortez Cultural Center; Crow Canyon Archaeological Center; Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum; Fort Lewis College Office of the President, Department of Anthropology and Center of Southwest Studies; Friends of Cedar Mesa; Colorado Archaeological Society, Hisatsinom Chapter; KSJD Dryland Community Radio; Mesa Verde Foundation; Mesa Verde Museum Association; Mesa Verde National Park; San Juan Basin Archaeological Society; and Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance. For a list of other programs in the series, go to www.mesaverde.org/four-corners-lecture-series.

 

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Last updated: August 16, 2016

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