The Art Of Words

Art is the path of the creator to his work.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prize-winning writers, poets, and playwrights document and enhance the American experience through their words. The National Park Service preserves the work and world of great writers who define our culture. Explore the places and stories that inspired their most-notable works.

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Last updated: September 22, 2017