Focus Friday - U.S. National Parks

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Friday, Feb 4 2011 by

The United States has 58 protected areas known as national parks, which are operated by the National Park Service, an agency of the Department of the Interior. National parks must be established by an act of the United States Congress. The first national park, Yellowstone, was signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872, followed by Sequoia and Yosemite in 1890.

Yellowstone National Park (Google Maps)
Yellowstone National Park

Sequoia National Park (Google Maps)
Sequoia National Park
Yosemite National Park (Google Maps)
Yosemite National Park

Grand Canyon (Google Maps)
Grand Canyon

Zion National Park (Google Maps)
Zion National Park

Denali National Park (Google Maps)
Denali National Park
Badlands National Park (Google Maps)
Badlands National Park

Arches National Park (Google Maps)
Arches National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park (Google Maps)
Great Sand Dunes National Park

Painted Desert/Petrified Forest NP (Google Maps)
Painted Desert/Petrified Forest NP

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