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An important story of Japanese detention by the US government during WWII is told at Manzanar NHS this #smallparksaturday •••••• Thanks to Sandra @nationalparkpatchlady for sharing from this historic location. --------- The countdown of my favorite NPS sites I visited this year with #3 from the Western US: @manzanarnps ⠀⠀ A swirl of emotions occur when you visit MANZ - anger, peace, beauty, frustration, and the dichotomy of understanding and not understanding all at the same time. Wow this place does a phenomenal job of telling the stories of the Japanese-Americans who were interned here during WWII. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ One of the big takeaways for me: each internment camp contained people from a specific geographic region, so Manzanar interned people from the Los Angeles area. At this time in the 1940's, a common occupation for Japanese-American men was landscaping (think Japanese gardens in Hollywood - they were all the rage!). When relocated to this basin in the Eastern Sierras, many realized that water flowed down the mountains into this alluvial plain. Taking advantage of this, many landscapers created beautiful parks, gardens, and koi ponds. The park has found over 30 so far and is currently excavating and restoring these artifacts.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 📍: Manzanar National Historical Site, CA⠀⠀ 📅 : June 2017⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #nps #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek .⠀⠀ -------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #historytold #manzanar
That feeling you get after a great day of exploring with your crew! Thanks @frederickdouglassnps for a wonderful morning! #SmallParkSaturday #JuniorRanger #NationalParkGeek
We really enjoyed learning about the work that George Washington Carver did before and during his time at Tuskegee to shape our future through farming and making the most of natural resources. I (Mandy) even bought a cool book about Carver that I can’t wait to share with students next month. It may or may not have some yummy recipes that we can try! #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #tuskegeeinstitutenationalhistoricsite #juniorranger #landmarkproject #smallparksaturday #findyourpark
The Booker T. Washington Agricultural School on Wheels AKA “Movable School” was used to extend an education to rural residents of Alabama. Extension agents from this program taught new agricultural techniques to farmers who might not otherwise have this learning opportunity. #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #tuskegeeinstitutenationalhistoricsite #educationmatters #findyourpark #smallparksaturday #nationalparkgeek
There are always hidden gems to be explored! #smallparksaturday #TheMitchellTribe
The George Washington Carver Museum was incredible! Carver knew that the key to our best future was to understand the gifts of the land. We learned about the many uses that he discovered for the peanut, soybean, and sweet potato. He helped put sweet potatoes in space and made peanuts popular with over 300 uses, including fuel, dyes, and medicine. #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #tuskegeeinstitutenationalhistoricsite #smallparksaturday #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #americanhistory #science #goparks
Under the leadership of César E. Chávez and others such as Dolores Huerta and Larry Itliong, along with support from millions of Americans, the farm worker movement joined forces with other reform movements to achieve unprecedented successes that greatly improved working and living conditions and wages for farm workers. During the 1970s the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) grew and expanded from its early roots as a union for farm workers to also become a national voice for the poor and disenfranchised. The enduring legacies of César E. Chávez and the farm worker movement include passage of California's Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975, the first law in the U.S. that recognized farm workers' collective bargaining rights. (nps)⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 📍: Cesar Chavez National Monument, CA⠀⠀ 📅 : June 2017⠀⠀ ⠀ #nps #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday ⠀⠀
{It’s Raining, It’s Pouring} Super excited for this storm and hoping the snow in the mountains holds out till this weekend. I am pretty sure I will be talking about snow for the next three days! I apologize now! ☔️☔️☔️ . . . . . . . #sangorgonio #sangorgoniowilderness #smallparksaturday #getoutstayout #letsgosomewhere #hikingadventures #naturelovers #amazingplaces #lifeofadventure #in2nature #roamtheplanet #thehappynow #stayandwander #wildme #earthfocus #earthpix #exploretocreate #beautifulexplorers #wanderfolk #exploreeverything #finditliveit #choosemountains #rei1440project #everytrailconnects #findyourpark #rei #wildcalifornia
Walking around Thomas Edison's laboratory really made us appreciate what a genius this man was #njworldtour #smallparksaturday #thomasedisonnhp #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek
Nursing frozen toes after exploring Thomas Edison's Glenmont Estate, worth it!! #njworldtour #findyourpark #smallparksaturday #nationalparkgeek #thomasedisonnhp
Explore and let nature surprise your soul. #smallparksaturday •••••• Thanks to Cara @criverso28 for the adventure to Az. ・・・ One of the lesser known National Monuments, but all the awesomeness 🤩 The pinnacles are made up of rhyolite that has been worn and cracked over the years. #chiricahuanationalmonument #chiricahua #cloudporn #az #nps #nationalparkgeek #arizona #nationalparkservice #findyourpark #wanderlust #instatravel #nofilterneeded #nature #naturelovers #nature_perfection #naturephotography #rhyolite #roadtrip #roadtrippin #geology #geonerd #skyporn #cloudscape ------- #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
Pretty excited to be visiting Casa Grande Ruins today. I (loosely) had it as the last stop on my road trip before leaving Phoenix next Sunday. Started driving east heading to Texas earlier, the sun was constantly in my eyes, traffic was starting to get on my nerves, and wallah, I saw the exit sign for this park. It was a sign to stop by! Literally and figuratively lol. Timing was perfect, I got there just in time to read through the exhibition and sat through the video show then went on a guided tour of the monument. I learned so much about the ancient Sonoran desert people. These peeps definitely had some mad architecture, agriculture, artsy and engineering skills yo 😮😲 #casagrande #casagranderuinsnationalmonument #sonorandesert #smallparksaturday #wnpa1938
Let us not forget the fabulous Park Rangers like our friend Ranger Steve at Civil War Defenses of Washington DC who tell America's story this #smallparksaturday ••••• Thanks to @civilwardefensesofwashington for telling our story. ・・・ The CWDW's final fort program of 2017 is tomorrow. Join Ranger Steve for a New Year's Resolution Hike at Fort DeRussy on Saturday, December 30 at 11am. The program will take you north of the fort to explore the terrain the Confederate army trudged through as they advanced south toward Washington D.C. Meet Ranger Steve at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium. More information can be found at our event tab on Facebook, link below. https://www.facebook.com/events/135589230493032/ Photo courtesy NPS 🇺🇸🎩📷 #OptOutside Hurrah #CivilWarDefensesOfWashington #2017 #NewYears #Victorian #RockCreekPark #CivilWar #InstaPhoto #InstaLike #Trees #NewYears #2018 #ParkRanger #Instalike #Colors #LaterGram #Landscape #FindYourPark #Nature #Hiking #History #WashingtonDC #VSCOCam #Wanderlust #NationalPark #LoveRockCreek #NaturePhotography ------ #nationalparkgeek
September 11 changed our world and country. Remember and learn about this tragic day in our history at the Flight 93 National Memorial in PA this #smallparksaturday •••••• Thanks to John @jhensler for sharing this #smallparksaturday ・・・ Along the final flight path of Flight 93 outside the visitor center at the #flight93nationalmemorial #nps ------ #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #911 #historytold #neverforget
#Onthisday in 1936, FDR established @ocmulgeenps as a national monument. Make sure to stop by the Earth Lodge, where you are able to step inside and see how this meeting space looked when used by the Native Americans. They also have a really cool junior ranger badge!! #ocmulgeenationalmonument #americanhistory #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #goparks #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #juniorranger #nps101 #gaonmymind #unitedoutside #exploregeorgia
One of the great ones, President Lincoln carried the country through a Civil War. Visit his birthplace at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park. #smallparksaturday ••••• Thanks to @kuzmaphotography for sharing this great small park. ・・・ Many of the details of the Memorial Building at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park represent a significant detail in Lincoln's life. Fifty-six steps lead up to the Memorial Building representing his 56 years of life. Sixteen windows for our 16th President. And inside the Memorial is a replica of the one-room log cabin where Lincoln was born in February of 1809. #KuzmaPhotography #nationalparkgeek #protectourpubliclands #lincolnbirthplace ——— #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal
This #smallparksaturday takes us to Montezuma Castle NM in Arizona. Stop by and say hello when you are in the area. ••••••• Thanks to @everlong.journey for the inspiration. ・・・ We have driven past Montezuma Castle National Monument so many times. We are happy that we finally stopped to visit! ———— #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #wnpa1938 #montezumacastle
an off-the-beaten-path part of Canaveral National Seashore. Seminole Rest protects several mounds of shells from the Timucuan and Ais Indians dating back to 600 CE⠀ ⠀ 📍: Canaveral National Seashore, FL⠀ 📅 : Dec 2016⠀ ⠀ #nps #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday
The battles for Chattanooga told at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park this #smallparksaturday and #veteransday ••••• Thanks to Ashley @ashlikestohike for sharing her day with us all. ・・・ I went to church this morning, Chattanooga for lunch, then back home by dinner. ------ #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #civilwar
{National Parks} National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst. ↠ Wallace Stegner ❤️💙❤️💙 . . . . . . #nationalpark #nationalparks #smallparksaturday #nps #getoutstayout #letsgosomewhere #hikingadventures #naturelovers #amazingplaces #lifeofadventure #in2nature #roamtheplanet #thehappynow #stayandwander #wildme #earthfocus #earthpix #exploretocreate #beautifulexplorers #wanderfolk #exploreeverything #finditliveit #washingtondc #dc #lincolnmemorial #thenationalmall #nationalmall
{National Parks} There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks...is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us. ↠ Franklin D. Roosevelt 👩🏼‍🌾👮🏾👩🏻‍🏭👨🏽‍🎨👩🏿‍✈️ . . . . . . #nationalpark #nationalparks #smallparksaturday #nps #getoutstayout #letsgosomewhere #hikingadventures #naturelovers #amazingplaces #lifeofadventure #in2nature #roamtheplanet #thehappynow #stayandwander #wildme #earthfocus #earthpix #exploretocreate #beautifulexplorers #wanderfolk #exploreeverything #finditliveit #washingtondc #washington #dc #jeffersonmemorial #nationalmall #americasfrontyard
{National Parks} In honor of upcoming Veterans Day I wanted to show a different side of our National Parks this week. I know many people would be surprised to find out that the National Mall is part of the National Parks system. On any given day you will see Park Rangers providing directions and working tirelessly to keep our monuments clean for all to enjoy. 🏛🏛🏛 . . . . . . #nationalpark #nationalparks #smallparksaturday #nps #getoutstayout #letsgosomewhere #hikingadventures #naturelovers #amazingplaces #lifeofadventure #in2nature #roamtheplanet #thehappynow #stayandwander #wildme #earthfocus #earthpix #exploretocreate #beautifulexplorers #wanderfolk #exploreeverything #finditliveit #washingtondc #jeffersonmemorial #nationalmall #americaslawn #dc
I just watched the 1979 "Escape from Alcatraz" with Clint Eastwood, Jack Thibeau and Fred Ward as inmates Frank Morris, Clarence Anglin, and John Anglin. The movie is an adaptation of the 1963 non-fiction book of the same name by J. Campbell Bruce and dramatizes the June 1962 prisoner escape from the maximum security prison on Alcatraz Island. Working at night over the course of six months, the men widened ventilation duct openings in their cells' walls, using saw blades they found discarded on the prison grounds, spoons stolen from the commissary, and a drill improvised from the motor of a broken vacuum cleaner. They concealed the holes with cardboard and paint. Late on the night of June 11 or early morning of June 12, the inmates tucked heads made out of plaster, flesh-tone paint, and real human hair resembling their own likenesses into their beds, broke out of the main prison building via an unused utility corridor, and departed Alcatraz Island aboard an improvised inflatable raft made out of raincoats. No one is sure if the men survived or drowned in San Francisco Bay, although there are many theories, and the U.S. Marshals Service case file remains open and active. This cell at the #prison is a representation of that famous 1962 escape. #AlcatrazIsland is today part of @goldengatenps. #ca #cahistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #ggnra #alcatraz #escapefromalcatraz #goparks #FindYourPark #nps101 #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #travelblog #travelblogger #blogger #blog #ushistory #americanhistory #exploreca #nationalparkservice #prisoncell #inmate #prisonlife #frankmorris
Explore and learn at Salinas Pueblo Missions National Historical Park this #smallparksaturday ••••• Thank you Scott @rscottjones for sharing the experience. ・・・ Salinas Pueblo Missions National Historical Park in New Mexico features the remains of three large 17th century Spanish missions. ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #wnpa1938
Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty #smallparksaturday Today in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated inspiring and welcoming immigrants and citizens with freedom and liberty. •••••• Thanks to Sarah @sarah_edna for showing off this beautiful lady. ・・・ Statue of Liberty. #sarahsnortheastvoyage #sarahsdailyadventures2017 #newyorkcity #nps101 #findyourpark #americasbestidea #nationalparkgeek #statueofliberty ------- #nationalparkgeek
One of our favorites is always Alcatraz Island, a part of @goldengatenps ••••• Thank you Simon @simonholmes0 for the great view. ・・・ Day 61. San Francisco - Alcatraz - CA. I love any type of museum/history and this goes down as one of my favourites. To make things even better it's surrounded by incredible views of San Francisco Bay! ------- #nationalparkgeek #FYPyes #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #alcatraz #goldengatenationalrecreationarea #parksconservancy #smallparksaturday
Enjoy @fortpulaskinps this #smallparksaturday Go and get your history on. ••••• Thank you @roadrunnertravelers for sharing your small park visit. ・・・ Visited Cockspur Island today to see the fort. Due to the rifled cannons it was taken down by the Union in only 30 hours #moat #battle #war #history #robertelee ------ #nationalparkgeek #fortpulaski
This #smallparksaturday comes in from Montezuma Castle NM. What a wonderful place to explore and learn. ••••• Thanks to our friends at WNPA @wnpa_1938 for sharing and for all you do to assist National Parks. Thanks also to Sarah @lincolnjuniorrangers for the cool shot. ・・・ 📷: @lincolnjuniorrangers // The name of #MontezumaCastle National Monument is a bit of a misnomer: the dwelling is not associated with Aztec emperor Montezuma, nor is it really a castle. Nonetheless, this site is a wonder to behold! Thank you @lincolnjuniorrangers for tagging us to share this photo. . Do you have a picture of a WNPA park you'd like to share? Tag us or use #wnpa1938 for a chance to be featured . . Throwback to our 2015 visit to the incredible #montezumacastle in #Arizona . @montezumanps #juniorranger #historygeek #nationalparkgeek #nationalparklife #nps101 #findyourpark #encuentratuparque #wnpa1938 ( 📷 @lincolnjuniorrangers via @latermedia ) #nationalpark #nationalparks #optoutside #exploreoutdoors #nps #nps100 #goparks #nature ------ #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
Nothing like exploring another National Park site. This makes the 44th Junior Ranger badge for 2017. #explorelearnprotect #notsojuniorrangers #kingsmountain #nps #smallparksaturday #nationalmilitarypark
Patriots were fueled by the threats of Patrick Ferguson, a British commander who spoke of death for those who would not join the Loyalists in the fight. They gunned down Ferguson at Kings Mountain and defeated his troops, a moment that served as a turning point for American soldiers in the Revolutionary War. #americanhistory #notsojuniorrangers #findyourpark #nationalmilitarypark #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #explorelearnprotect #publiclandsday2017
We explored the museum to learn about the differences between the Patriots (those fighting for America) and the Loyalists (those fighting for Great Britain.) The Loyalists often used bayonets for hand-to-hand combat while the Patriots used tomahawks. #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #juniorrangers #findyourpark #kingsmountainnationalmilitarypark #smallparksaturday #nationalparkgeek #publiclandsday2017
We made it to Kings Mountain early this afternoon after a morning of ultimate frisbee. Enjoy our journey at the site known as a turning point for America in the Revolutionary War. #americanhistory #nationalmilitarypark #notsojuniorrangers #juniorrangers #findyourpark #smallparksaturday #explorelearnprotect #publiclandsday2017
#smallparkSaturday ⠀ Eugene O’Neill’s Tao House in Northern California showcases his wife Carlotta’s passion for Taoist thought and feng shui. The zigzag pathway to the front door wards off evil spirits, which, according to these principles, travel in straight lines. ⠀ ⠀ 📍: Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, CA⠀ 📅 : June 2017⠀ ⠀ #nps #travel #explore #learn #nationalparkgeek #nationalparks #history #eugeneoneill
Gotta love stopping at the NPS sites off the beaten track #FindYourPark #NPS #KingsMountain #NationalParkGeek #HistoryLives #gooutsideitsfree #smallparksaturday
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