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We spent a lovely afternoon at Lake Mead National Recreation Area today. Located about 30 min from Vegas, Lake Mead offers a variety of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, camping and sightseeing the nearby Hoover Dam. Go explore this #smallparksaturday on your next visit to the area. @lakemeadnps ••••••• Many thanks to the staff and rangers for the warm welcome at the Visitor Center. You all are the best. #wnpa1938 ——- #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #lakemead #lakemeadnationalrecreationarea
You’ll never guess where we are going today. 😉 Or why we are going.....😂 #camping #themesong #smallparksaturday #pinnaclesnationalpark #rvlife #letthembelittle
"You're right where you're supposed to be. God writes all the pages in our book and this chapter might be the highlight or it might be the lull, but ultimately it's His to write. Relax into it, friend. The story isn't over." -Aedriel Moxley . . . . . #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #cratersofthemoon #quoteoftheday #aedrielmoxley #explore #getout #getlost #traveltherapy #travelslp #ahcstaff #wander #dametraveler
Kicked off our #midwestroadtrip with a couple of tours at Wind Cave National Park. Why visit this park? The unique formations, like this boxwork, and the genuine way of passing on stories that this park values! • • • #caves #cavetour #caving #windcavenationalpark #windcave #findyourpark #nationalparkpass #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #nationalpark #southdakota #HifromSD #midwest #roadtrip #peoplewhoadventure #handmedownexperience #shotoniphone #underground #history #nature #formations #nature #wilderness #keepitwild #onlyinyourstate
Let take a trip this #smallparksaturday to Manassas National Battlefield in VA. Go learn about of the struggles of battle at this historic Civil War Site. ••••• Thanks to Joseph @josephgruber for the dramatic photo. ——- Multiple lightning strikes on the horizon as thunderstorms approach the cannons at @manassasnps. ⛈ • • • • • #thunderstorm #lightning #thunder #storm #weather #dcwx #optoutside #getoutside #virginia #findyourpark #va #rei1440project #nps100 #sharetheexperience #letoutstayout #exploremore #rural #ig_rural #dmv #hiking #goparks #manassas #loveva #virginiaisforlovers #keepitwild #manassasbattlefield #nationalparks #theoutbound #nationalparkgeek ——— #nationalparkgeek
The ultimate #smallparksaturday was visiting Yucca House National Mounument near @mesaverdenps . It is a fairly unexcavated ancient Pueblo that is surrounded completely by private land (seriously, I had to dash through a sprinkler to get to the entrance path). There is no Yucca, but there are remanants of a huge dwelling that could have housed up to 600 people. With no interpretive signs, and off the beaten path, you certainly have to search for this gem and its subtle nod to a history much larger and extensive than we currently understand. #naturewithsara #NPS #YuccaHouse #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #RadParks
Long may her light shine. The Statue of Liberty is a great place to visit for a #smallparksaturday ••••• Thanks to Gretchen @boxycolonialontheroad for the sweet view. ——-- If I post a picture of the Statue of Liberty every day for a year, I think I’ll have shared almost every one I took. In my defense, it’s a really pretty statue. And the sky looked cool. #statueofliberty #nationalparkgeek #nationalparks #findyourpark #familytravel #nyc #bcxc2017 ——- #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark
For this week’s #smallparksaturday let’s take a trip to Montezuma Castle National Monument in AZ. Go explore and learn about the Native American culture that thrived in this area. ••••• Thanks to our friends Mandy and Katie @notsojrrangers for sharing from their epic road trip to visit NPS sites. ——-- Montezuma Castle is impressive, but the belief is that Castle A was a much larger structure based on studies of the site. Unfortunately, the actual structure is no longer around, but you can check the site for yourself by wandering just a little bit further down the trail from Montezuma Castle. #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #montezumacastlenationalmonument #arizonaexplorerjuniorranger #nationalparksroadtrip #findyourpark #cliffdwellings —— #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
Today in #history : On this day, June 8th, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law the Antiquities Act of 1906. The law gives the President of the United States the authority, by presidential proclamation, to create national monuments from federal lands in order to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national monument, Devils Tower in Wyoming, on September 24, 1906. The act has been used to designate sites such as Statue of Liberty National Monument, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, and sites that have been upgraded to National Parks, including Death Valley National Park and Joshua Tree National Park. Pictured is Fort Pulaski National Monument in #Georgia . #ga #SpreadTheHistory #nps #nps101 #goparks #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparkservice #goparks #americanhistory #nationalparkgeek #travelblog #travelblogger #explore #blog #blogger #exploregeorgia #architecture #archi_ologie #fortpulaski #savannah #savannahga #smallparksaturday #civilwar #confederate #union #nationalmonument #monumentsforall
This is a former Customs Building on the site of the first inauguration of the first President of the USA. It's Federal Hall now! 🇺🇲🗽🇺🇸🗽🇺🇸🗽🇺🇸 #findyourpark #wallstreet #smallparksaturday #nps #newyork #federalhall #nationalparksusa #presidentwashington #mappinners #pictureourparks #nationalparkmagazine # #nationalparkphotography #nationalparkgeek #nationalparklife #nationalparkservice
You may bury me in the bottom of Manhattan. I will rise. My people will get me. I will rise out of the huts of history’s shame. -Maya Angelou, 2003 💠◻️💠◻️💠◻️💠 African Burial Ground National Monument was surprising and moving. Highly recommended. 💠◻️💠◻️💠◻️💠 In the 1990s, the General Services Administration (GSA) was building government offices when human remains were found 25-30 feet underground. Who were these people and why were they buried here? This discovery led scientists, historians, and the public to study a long-forgotten chapter in New York’s history when enslaved Africans helped build New Amsterdam (the colony's name before it changed to New York). African Burial Ground National Monument honors these Africans’ memory and contributions. Their spirit continues to guide visitors’ understanding of enslavement in New York City’s colonial history. From NPS.gov 💠◻️💠◻️💠◻️💠 #smallparksaturday #africanburialground #findyourpark #pictureourparks #nationalparksusa #nationalparkmagazine #nationalparkphotography #nationalparkgeek #nationalparklife #mappinners #newyork
Explore the plains of Colorado on a #smallparksaturday and you can discover Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site. #wnpa1938 •••••• Thanks to our friends Katie and Mandy @notsojrrangers for sharing their road trip adventure. ——- Step back in time at Bent’s Old Fort NHS! The OG fort burned, so this is just a model based on drawings and archaeological findings. Watch out for the legless lizards! We didn’t see them, but the signs say they’re out there. #notsojuniorrangers #explorelearnprotect #bentsoldfortnhs #findyourpark #nationalparksroadtrip ——— #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
Finding your #smallparksaturday is easy even in NYC at General Grant National Memorial better known as Grant’s Tomb. •••••• Thanks to Aimee @aim.eff.bee for sharing from the Big Apple. ——- This is a grand memorial to General Ulysses S. Grant, who led the Union Forces and served as the 18th President. Boy, people loved him. 🇺🇲 🇺🇲 🇺🇲 #🇺🇲 🇺🇲 🇺🇲 #ulyssessgrant #findyourpark #nationalparksusa #nationalparkmagazine #nationalparklife #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkphotography #mappinners #pictureourparks #grantstomb #generalgrant #whoisburiedingrantstomb #nyc #newyork #manhattanville ——— #nationalparkgeek
What better way to celebrate #nationaltrailsday when driving home from Utah after the best family adventure ever and than to take a detour to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument to break up the drive and add another Jr. Ranger badge to the lot. It was fascinating and kids had a blast with a hilarious park ranger. We are basically preventing #summerslump via the National Park Service. Excited to plan our next adventure... #50thanniversary #myparentsgoldenweddinganniversary #jrrangers #juniorrangers #hikinginarizona #hikingwithkids #nationalmonument #npsarizona #usparksandmonuments #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday
Today is #nationaltrailsday and I hope you got to spend it on a trail! I spent my afternoon hiking a small portion of the @santamonicamountainsnps Backbone Trail with the Nahabedian family @vahagn_naha @chinnanaha @jrrangertigran. Time well spent with my @nationalparkgeek and @channelislandspf family enjoying Mother Nature at its finest! #backbonetrail #santamonicamountains #trailfamily #smallparksaturday #happytrails #californialiving #californialoving #santamonicamountainsnationalrecreationarea
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman . . . . . . . #harriettubmannationalhistoricalpark #harriettubman #nps #findyourpark #auburnny #nationalparkgeek #iloveny #fingerlakes #upstateny #wanderlust 👵🏿 #njkonthego #travel #history #herstory #womenshistory #harriettubmanhomefortheaged #americanhistory #getoutside #saturdayadventures #undergroundrailroad 🛤 #americasbestidea #getyourlearnon #usa #america #discoveramerica
Happy #nationaltrailsday ! One year ago I didn’t even know this day was a thing. Now, all I want is to walk on as many trails as I possibly can. 🌲❤️
This week let us paddle in to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area for #smallparksaturday Your National Recreation Areas provide open spaces to play, explore and to reconnect with nature. Go find your #smallparksaturday #wnpa1938 •••••• Thanks to Karilyn @nobackhome for the sweet adventure. ——-- Our second attempt at kayaking was a total success. Cian is now obsessed and keeps making me research where else we can go kayaking. Last summer we went kayaking at the Channel Islands and he was terrified. Mostly because his dear mom was totally clueless and unable to steer the kayak properly, resulting in us being towed by the tour guide. So this time, he said ‘mom, please pay attention to the directions’! And I did. And, it’s just SO much easier to kayak on a placid lake than a wild ocean. . . . This kayaking experience was at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, another NPS site just outside of Redding. And.. this is a FREE service offered at the park all summer. I was blown away about how free kayak tours are offered by park rangers. We have been to a lot of parks, but nothing quite as cool as this has been provided. It was such a great tour too. Matt, our guide was great. During our trip he regaled us with a fun piece of California history while also spotting animals at the lake. Another must do on a trip to #upstateca ! . . . ➡️➡️ Are you willing you take risks and do things out of your comfort zone? Do you push your kids to do the same? It doesn’t always pay off like this one, but you don’t know if you don’t try is our motto! . . . #kidifornia @visitcalifornia #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #whiskeytown @visitredding @shastacascade #visitcalifornia #california #californiakids #california_igers #californiaholics #californiacaptures #californiadreamin #hikingwithkids #trekarooing #beautifulmatters #takeyourkidseverywhere #familyjaunts #familytrails #familytravel #familytravels #outdoorfamilies #outdooradventures #landscape_lover #landscape_photography #northerncalifornia #unlimitedcalifornia #naturalcalifornia ——- #nationalparkgeek
📷: @parkventurous // #ChamizalNationalMemorial commemorates the harmonious settlement of a 100-year border dispute between the United States and Mexico and celebrates the cultural diversity of the borderlands. It's also a beautiful urban park. Have you ever visited? Thanks for sharing, @parkventurous ! . Do you have a picture of a WNPA park you'd like to share? Please use our hashtag #wnpa1938 for a chance to be featured. . . Chamizal National Memorial #chamizal #texas #mexico #nps #smallparksaturday #nationalpark #juniorranger #wnpa1938 ( #📷 @parkventurous )
Alexander Hamilton was an immigrant from the West Indies who became a Revolutionary War hero and the most influential cabinet member in history* as the Secretary of the Treasury for President Washington. This is his house in "the Harlem Woods" where he was living when the US Vice President killed him. So if you don't know, now you know. 🇺🇲 🇺🇲 #🇺🇲 🇺🇲 🇺🇲 *A sign in the visitor center has an attribution for that quote, but I forgot. #alexanderhamilton #hamiltongrange #findyourpark #nationalparksusa #nationalparkmagazine #nationalparkphotography #nationalparklife #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #mappinners #newyork #pictureourparks #harlem
Death Room | "A few moments before he died he cried out in his delirium, 'Order A.P. Hill to prepare for action! Pass the infantry to the front rapidly! Tell Major Hawks' -- then stopped, leaving the sentence unfinished. Presently a smile of ineffable sweetness spread itself over his pale face, and he said quietly, and with an expression, as if of relief, 'Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.'" @fredspotnps #SmallParkSaturday @nationalparkgeek
The NPS has a variety of sites that deal with our military history such as Fort Bowie NHS. Learn and remember this Memorial Day weekend. •••••• Thanks to Western National Parks Association @wnpa_1938 and Rebecca @fouronesevenadventures for sharing with us. ——-- 📷: @fouronesevenadventures // #FortBowie National Historic Site in southeast Arizona commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apaches and the US military—and includes a cemetery. Thanks for sharing, @fouronesevenadventures. . Do you have a picture of a WNPA park you'd like to share? Please use our hashtag #wnpa1938 for a chance to be featured. . . Great morning at Fort Bowie (pronounced Boo-ee, not like David Bowie) NHS. This site is unique because it requires a 1.5 mile hike in and out to see it. Well, you can take the back road and drive to the site, but where is the fun in that?! Along the 1.5 mile trail, there are many sights to see and signs detailing the history of the site. Definitely a very educational and unique place, and a must-see! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ =============================== #arizona #wnpa1938 #parkservice #smallparksaturday #fortbowie #bowieaz #nps #findyourpark #nationalparklife #nationalparkgeek #nationalhistoricsite #historic #history #historicsite #hiking #arizonahiking #learnsomethingnew #educational #desert #femmetravel #girlswhotravel #girlswhohike #nevertoooldtolearn #nationalparkservice ( #📷 @fouronesevenadventures ) ——- #nationalparkgeek
155 years and a few days ago, Stonewall Jackson died here. @fredspotnps #StonewallJackson #JacksonShrine #SmallParkSaturday @nationalparkgeek #WoodfordVA
Let’s go to prison this week for #smallparksaturday , Alcatraz Island at part of the @goldengatenps is a ton of fun to visit. Plan ahead as boat tickets often sell out during the busy summer months. •••••• Thanks to @mcboamanphotography for the adventure. ——— I spent a sunny Sunday in San Fransisco, and wow, what a dramatic sparkle the sun gives the city. Stay tuned for a colorful series from Alcatraz and Angle Islands . . . . #selftaughtphotographer #bluemoonsphotography #mcboamanphotography #canon #canon_photography #teamcanon #naturephotography #selftaught #alcatraz #therock #alcatrazisland #goldengatenationalrecreationarea #sanfrancisco #nps #findyourpark #americasbestidea #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #itsallyours #publiclands #california #californiacountry #visitcalifornia #visitsanfrancisco ——— #nationalparkgeek
What does Home mean to you? When people ask me where home is, it’s hard to answer. In the last three years, I’ve lived in 7 states and I called each of them home at some point. A warehouse and churches in Louisiana, a work center garage in Virginia, a beach cabin in North Carolina, a campus in Mississippi and Maryland. They were all home. And from this I know home isn’t necessarily a place; it’s a state of being. While I’ll always be from Pennsylvania, and it certainly has the largest claim to the word Home out of any, I find home wherever the road takes me, with whoever joins me along the way, and in whatever shape it may come it. 🏠🏕🚙 #naturewithsara #rambleswithsara #smallparksaturday #radparks #nationalparkgeek
📷: @fouronesevenadventures // #FortBowie National Historic Site in southeast Arizona commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apaches and the US military—and includes a cemetery. Thanks for sharing, @fouronesevenadventures. . Do you have a picture of a WNPA park you'd like to share? Please use our hashtag #wnpa1938 for a chance to be featured. . . Great morning at Fort Bowie (pronounced Boo-ee, not like David Bowie) NHS. This site is unique because it requires a 1.5 mile hike in and out to see it. Well, you can take the back road and drive to the site, but where is the fun in that?! Along the 1.5 mile trail, there are many sights to see and signs detailing the history of the site. Definitely a very educational and unique place, and a must-see! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ =============================== #arizona #wnpa1938 #parkservice #smallparksaturday #fortbowie #bowieaz #nps #findyourpark #nationalparklife #nationalparkgeek #nationalhistoricsite #historic #history #historicsite #hiking #hikearizona #arizonahiking #learnsomethingnew #educational #desert #femmetravel #girlswhotravel #girlswhohike #nevertoooldtolearn #nationalparkservice ( #📷 @fouronesevenadventures )
At Homestead on the 146th anniversary of the Homestead Act’s signing. #nationalpark #findyourpark #smallparksaturday
We accidentally visited the Homestead National Monument of America on the 156th anniversary of the Homestead Act. Only 44 years until they open the time capsule! #nationalpark #smallparksaturday #nebraska
White Sands National Monument located in the northern part of the Chihuahuan desert has the largest gypsum dune field in the world! _____________________ ¡Arenas Blancas Monumento Nacional, ubicado en la parte norte del desierto de Chihuahua tiene el campo de dunas de yeso más grande del mundo! . . . #smallparksaturday #whitesands #goexplore #hike #nature #optoutside #encuentratuparque #findyourpark #darksideofthedune
Taking in our country's history at Vicksburg National Military Park is an excellent way to spend a #smallparksaturday •••••• Thanks to Marissa @rissaleighs for sharing the history. ----- - Here's another view--left of center is the Illinois monument, and to the right you can see the Shirley House peeking from behind trees. . . . . . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #visitms #travelingdownsouth #waydownsouth #explorethesouth #onlyinmississippi #magnoliastate #hospitalitystate #travelsouth #visitmississippi #mississippilife #discovermississippi #visitvicksburg #vicksburg #vicksburgms #vicksburgnationalmilitarypark #battleofvicksburg #historynerd #civilwarhistory #nps #nationalparkgeek #travelhistory #historicalsite ------- #nationalparkgeek #historylover
It’s #smallparksaturday So here’s Tuskegee Airmen and Tuskegee Institute National Historic Sites! #findyourpark #protectpubliclands #nationalparkgeek #nationalhistoricsite
Let’s take a #smallparksaturday adventure to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in AZ this week. •••••• Thanks to our friend Sandra @nationalparkpatchlady for the Dreamy night our. ・・・ Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a U.S. National Monument and UNESCO biosphere reserve located in extreme southern Arizona that shares a border with the Mexican state of Sonora. The park is the only place in the United States where the organ pipe cactus grows wild. Along with organ pipe, many other types of cacti and other desert flora native to the Yuma Desert section of the Sonoran Desert region grow in the park. Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is 517 square miles in size. In 1976 the monument was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, and in 1977 95% of Organ Pipe Cactus was declared a wilderness area. [wikipedia]⠀ ⠀ 📍: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ⠀ 📅 : May 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #getolympus #organpipenps #igsouthwest #womenempoweringwomenphotographers #np10k ——- #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938
Check out newest featured Geek of the Week Chris Rief @chrisriefphoto on our blog. Follow the link in our bio to read Chris’ story and our other Geeks of the Week. —— #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #everykidinapark #smallparksaturday #geekoftheweek
Today’s #nationalpark and #WWII word of the day is #revetment : a slanted barrier, in the case of #PortChicago , built into hillsides to unload and temporarily store #munitions headed to the Pacific Theater. . #learningeveryday #nationalparkgeek #traintrack #smallparkSaturday
Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial. Tragic story of a #WWII munitions explosion, the ensuing mutiny trial, and racial injustice woven throughout. . #PortChicago #nationalparkgeek #smallparkSaturday #ifamadventures @nationalparkgeek
Waterfalls, flowers, and snakes. Oh my! Braddock's trail park. Hidden little gem. #hikingadventures #ihatesnakes #smallparksaturday #waterfall
Perspective is the way we see things when we look at them from a certain distance and it allows us to appreciate their true value • Rafael E. Pino #perspective #perspectivematters #stateparksaturday #smallparksaturday #valleyoffire #valleyoffirestatepark #statepark #nevadastateparks
We love our small parks for all that do to inform and delight. Go find your park on a #smallparksaturday @civilwardefensesofwashington has tons of great talks and tours including another one next Saturday. Check out their website for details. •••••• Thanks to Civil War Defenses of Washington @civilwardefensesofwashington and Ranger Steve for the goodness. ——-- Nearly 40 visitors joined Ranger Steven for the Fort Reno in War & Peace program this afternoon. The program centered on the complex layers of history and culture that have intersected at Tenelytown (west of Fort Reno). Topics included enslaved African Americans finding refuge in town and the fort, Fort Reno's role in the battle of Fort Stevens, and the post-war conflict to redefine the future of the area where the fort once stood. We thank all the visitors for their engaging questions and participation throughout the program on a hot day in Washington D.C. Joint the Civil War Defenses of Washington next Saturday (May 19th at 11am) for Earth(works) Day! More details about the program can be found at the links below: https://www.facebook.com/events/890590547780321/ https://www.nps.gov/cwdw #FindYourFort Photo courtesy B. McLeod #FindYourPark #NationalPark #Outdoor #Sun #FortReno #NPS #FindYourPark #Nature #Collage #LoveRockCreek #NatureLovers #VSCOCam #Landscape #VSCO #History #Spring #Photos #WashingtonDC #Hot #Explore #Photography #Wanderlust #CivilWar #Tour #Saturday #NationalParkService #2018 ——— #nationalparkgeek #rangerspointingatthings
Let’s take a hike for #smallparksaturday to Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona this week. ••••••• Thanks to @liferidingshotgun for sharing this wonderful small park. ——- There are lots of balanced rocks in Chiricahua National Monument. Formed by volcanic activity and sculpted by the forces of erosion, it was once a hideout for Apaches and is now an amazing National Monument for everyone to enjoy. #liferidingshotgun #arizona #chiricahuanationalmonument ——— #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #wnpa1938
Don't forget to enter to win a copy of the brand-new "Passport To Your National Parks® Junior Ranger Edition." This passport geared toward children enables you to earn a specially designed Junior Ranger cancellation whenever you complete a National Park Service's Junior Ranger program at a participating park site. Have you or your kids ever completed a Junior Ranger program? It's not just for kids - adults can earn a badge too! Enter now at www.thehistorygirl.com (link in bio). #FindYourPark #OptOutside #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #morristown #morristownnj #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #thisisnj #jerseycollective #njspots #explorenj #igersnj #archi_ologie #architecture #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #revwar #juniorranger #jrranger #giveaway #bookgiveaway #books @passporttonationalparks
This week, thanks to Eastern National and @passporttonationalparks , enter to #win a copy of "Passport To Your National Parks® Junior Ranger Edition." This brand-new #passport geared toward children enables you to earn a specially designed Junior Ranger cancellation whenever you complete a park's Junior Ranger program. Enter now at www.thehistorygirl.com (link in bio). #FindYourPark #OptOutside #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #morristown #morristownnj #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #thisisnj #jerseycollective #njspots #explorenj #igersnj #archi_ologie #architecture #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #revwar #juniorranger #jrranger #giveaway #bookgiveaway #books
Cesar E. Chavez National Monument is a 116-acre property in Keene, California. It was the headquarters of the United Farm Workers (UFW), and home to César Chávez from the early 1970s until his death in 1993, Chávez's gravesite is located in the property's gardens along with his wife Helen Fabela Chávez. Originally developed as a headquarters and worker housing area for a quarry, it served as a tuberculosis sanitarium (known as Stony Brook Sanitorium) in the early 1900s, until its acquisition by the UFW in the early 1970s. [wikipedia]⠀ ⠀ 📍: César Chávez National Monument, CA⠀ 📅 : May 2018⠀ ⠀ #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday
Solitude in the city can be found along the C&O Canal in the Washington DC area this #smallparksaturday •••••• Thanks to Russ @russellscamera for the wonderful moment. ——— Hanging out on the water after a run yesterday evening on the C&O Canal. As the sun started going down, it was quite the great view with the glass-calm water. ——— #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #c &ocanal #washingtondc #findyourpark
Today we stopped at the new Discover History Center at @morristownnhp ’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum. If you have not been to the exhibit, I highly recommend it! The $2.2 million dollar exhibit is the result of almost a decade of work and fundraising between the @NationalParkService and @washingtonassociation of New Jersey.This exhibit is interactive and includes a number of hands-on and multimedia experiences that highlight Morristown's role in the #RevolutionaryWar . In the gallery on the main level, there is also a new interactive timeline of the Revolutionary era. And when you are at the museum, be sure to stop by the selfie station to pose for a photo with General George Washington! Since January 1, 2018, Morristown NHP is now completely #FeeFree . There is no longer an admission charge to visit the Washington Headquarters Museum or Ford Mansion. #OptOutside and #FindYourPark . #nj #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #morristown #morristownnj #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #thisisnj #jerseycollective #njspots #explorenj #igersnj #archi_ologie #architecture #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #revwar #americanrevolution #morristownnps #morristownnhp
One of the best reasons to visit a #smallparksaturday is not to just watch rangers pointing at things but to learn about the history of those things that the rangers are pointing to. Thanks to all of the rangers that make the park experience such an awesome adventure. You all are the best. •••••••• Thank you Ranger Amanda @aj_zimm for that you and your colleagues do. ——— Scheming and meme-ing with @shannonleemc 😎 #FindYourFort . . . . #rangerspointingatthings #parkranger #npsranger #rangerlife #nationalpark #nps #nationalparkservice #fortmchenry #baltimore #findyourpark #optoutside #nationalparkgeek #cannon #bluesky #bestjobever #ilovemyjob #flathat #greenandgrey #history #preservation #bliss #dreamjob #civilwar #warof1812 #fort #passion #lifeisgood ——— #nationalparkgeek
Happy Saturday. Happy #smallparksaturday from the Statue of Liberty. Go explore America’s small parks and experience history first hand. •••••• Thanks to JoHAnna @jog730 for showing off this beautiful lady. ——-- 🗽Lady Liberty 🗽 #statueofliberty #findyourpark ——— #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #ellisisland #historyalive
We enjoyed a little bit of history at Chamizal National Memorial. #chamizal #texas #mexico #nps #smallparksaturday #nationalpark #juniorranger #wnpa1938
O say can you see.... Fort McHenry will always hold a special place in our heart. •••••• Thank you Zeev @miliuphoto for sharing the goodness ----- Fort McHenry-where the star spangled banner was written!!! #nationalparkgeek #nps #nationalpark #nationalparks #historynerd #americasbestidea #findyourpark #goparks #nationalparkfoundation #ushistory #everykidinapark #nature #naturelovers #npca #nationalparktrust #protectourpubliclands #climatechangeisreal #ftmchenry #fortmchenry #fiftyshades_of_nature_ #baltimore #maryland ------- #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday
Great morning at Fort Bowie (pronounced Boo-ee, not like David Bowie) NHS. This site is unique because it requires a 1.5 mile hike in and out to see it. Well, you can take the back road and drive to the site, but where is the fun in that?! Along the 1.5 mile trail, there are many sights to see and signs detailing the history of the site. Definitely a very educational and unique place, and a must-see! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ =============================== #arizona #wnpa1938 #parkservice #smallparksaturday #fortbowie #bowieaz #nps #findyourpark #nationalparklife #nationalparkgeek #nationalhistoricsite #historic #history #historicsite #hiking #hikearizona #arizonahiking #learnsomethingnew #educational #desert #femmetravel #girlswhotravel #girlswhohike #nevertoooldtolearn #nationalparkservice
Last day of #nationalparkweek so I thought I'd share my patch collection of places we have visited. Some are not part of the @nationalparkservice but I thought I'd include. The only patch I'm missing is from the @aztecruinsnm becuase they were out of patches when we visited in September. #travel #roadtrippingusa #adventureisoutthere #roadtrip #travelgram #travelgirl #nationalpark #nationalparks ##nationalparkservice #nationalparkgeek #nationalmonuments #friendsbetrippin #earthday #findyourpark #parkpatches #nationalparkpatches #smallpark #smallparksaturday #nationalparkstamps #nationalparkstamp #picyourparkcontest
The history and culture of Native Americans are important stories that the NPS tells and helps to preserve. #smallparksaturday #nationalparkweek •••••• Thanks to Hillary @hillary_wheels for sharing the goodness. ——-- For our birthdays each year we spend a weekend exploring the National Park sites in New Mexico. I look forward to it every year! #nationalparkweek ——- #nationalparkgeek #wnpa1938 #nationalpark #findyourpark #pecosnationalhistoricalpark #pecos
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