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Martin Luther King, Jr. visitor center amid red and yellow tulips
A bit past the Noon hour on January 15, 1929, a son was born to the Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. The surroundings of home, church and neighborhood is where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. experienced the love of family in a Christian environment, and segregation in the days of “Jim Crow” laws, with diligence and tolerance.
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Saguaro National Park is more than just a desert park. In fact, the highest point in the eastern district is Mica Mountain at 8,666. There you will find a dense forest of Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, Alligator Juniper, and Aspen.
Recent National Park Service News
National Park Service Prepares for 2009 Presidential Inauguration
(Washington, DC) National Park Service staff is working overtime to prepare for the Inauguration. Hundreds of employees from every profession imaginable are focusing on preparations. Maintenance staff is preparing the grounds, making sure lights work, cleaning facilities and much more. Park Rangers are preparing to staff 16 Emergency Medical tents on the National Mall on Inauguration Day. Updated information will be made available on a regular basis. Full Story | More News
National Park Service 2008 Director’s Report Highlights NPS Activities
(Washington, DC) Photographs and brief narratives provide information about the variety of preservation activities, special events, green projects, conservation efforts, and employee and volunteer accomplishments that took place in parks and associated areas. Want to find out the whole story? Check out the National Park Service 2008 Director’s Report for highlights of what the agency’s 23,188 employees accomplished last year. Full Story | More News
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Getting Ready for Inauguration 2009
See what goes on behind the scenes to prepare DC's National Parks for this popular and historic event!
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National Park Panorama
From 1916 to 2016, the National Park Service remains important for America and the World.
From Sea to Shining Sea
Across this great land, National Parks maintain unspoiled beauty and culture.
The Statue Of Liberty
The Soul of America
The people of the National Park Service are the soul that keeps the National Parks alive.
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Investing in Future Leaders
Engaging youth from diverse communities, NPS invests in future leaders.
Yellowstone Geyser
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
At this canyon, visitors are awed by the erosion and beauty.
Glaciers and Climate Change
Learn how glaciers can be an important tool to understand climate change.
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