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vegasmachine

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nationalparkgeek

It’s #smallparksaturday so let’s take a train ride to the site of the Golden Spike that linked the east coast and west coast for train travel in Utah. All aboard for the adventure. 🚂 @wnpa_1938 May sure you snag some NP Geek merch in the visitor center bookstore on your visit. •••••••• Thanks to Beth @kerngirlprinting for taking us along for the ride. ・・・ There's more to our #nationalparks than just beautiful scenery; many mark important industrial and engineering feats in our country's history. Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah is where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific rail lines met, marking the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad. #nationalparkgeek #familyvacation2018 #roadtrippingusa #trains ——— #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #nationalpark #wnpa1938 #goldenspike #goldenspikenationalhistoricsite

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fouronesevenadventures

Woke up this morning seriously missing our adventures from last week. 11 sites in 4 days and loved every second of it. . I think what I loved so much about that trip (apart from having a week with my best friend) was how much history there was in Boston. Here on the West coast, we have history (of course), but just different history. It was really neat to hear and see the places many of our founding fathers lived and worked. . Have you been to Boston? What was your favorite part? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ =============================== #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkservice #nps #goparks #fypyes  #nationalparklife #quincy #adamsnationalhistoricpark #johnadams #boston #sunny #sunnyday #summervacation #foundingfathers #exploremore #womenwhotravel #femmetravel #girlswhotravel #americanhistory #smallparksaturday #nationalparkgeek #nationalhistoricalpark

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jetmoody

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thehistorygirlnj

The Muhlenberg Brigade Area is the site of a brigade #encampment led by General Peter Muhlenberg at @valleyforgepark in #Pennsylvania. Muhlenberg's Brigade was from #Virginia and one of fifteen at Valley Forge. These reconstructed huts tell the story of the winter of 1777-1778 when 12,000 soldiers and 400 women and children marched into Valley Forge and began to build what would become the fourth largest city in America with 1,500 log huts and two miles of fortifications. #pa #pahistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #jerseycollective #explorepa #igerspa #archi_ologie #architecture #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #valleyforgenps #valleyforge #valleyforgenhp #FindYourPark #americanrevolution #muhlenberghuts #huts #loghuts #americanhistory

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pause_twice

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nationalparkgeek

Let’s celebrate #smallparksaturday with a trip to Salem Maritime @salemmaritimenps to learn about New England life and that of the sea. •••••• Thanks to the good folks at @waiteandpeirce for sharing with us. ——- Today the Custom House will be open to visitors 10-4, the Derby House from 11-3, and the Narbonne House from 1-2. Don't forget, even when the buildings and ship aren't open to visitors you can find all the @salemmaritimenps passport stamps inside Waite & Peirce. #waiteandpeirce #npspassport #findyourpark #nationalparkgeek #americasbestidea #parkstamps #parkpassport #juniorranger #salemmaritimenationalhistoricsite #salem #salemmassachusetts #maritime #salemmaritimenps #americanhistory #history #friendship #ship #customhouse #ushistory #wharf #port —— #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #findyourpark #smallparksaturday

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nationalparkgeek

Load up the train and have a great July 4th. Explore America’s Best Idea at a park site like @steamtownnhs •••••• Thanks to our friend Dan @rpr.images for the wonderful red, white and blue. ——- “Life is like a journey, taken on a train With a pair of travelers at each windowpane. I may sit beside you all the journey through, Or I may sit elsewhere, never knowing you. But if fate should make me sit by your side, Let’s be pleasant travelers; it’s so short a ride.” – Anonymous . Always remember to be a pleasant traveler. This is Steamtown National Historical Site. It is a pleasant park to visit.... . . #raw_skies #thehub #raw_capture #raw_colours #thehub_architecture #rawphoto #trains #train #raw_community #transportation #picoftheday #railroad #natgeo #rails #steamengine #raw_community #ig_ometry #engineer #ig_brilliant #ig_captures #ig_great_pics #nikonphotography @ig_brilliant @ig_monumentalworld @ig_monumentalworld_ #red #hobo #travel #turntable @amtrak ——— #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #nationalpark #findyourpark #steamtownnationalhistoricsite

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alymaphoto

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jetmoody

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thehistorygirlnj

Have you ever visited the Cross Estate, part of the New Jersey Brigade Area at @morristownnps in Bernardsville, #NewJersey? The original twenty-three room house, built in 1905, formed the centerpiece of John A. Bensel's 300 acre "Queen Anne Farm." The estate included a carriage house, five-story stone water tower, and gate house. In 1929, W. Redmond and Julia Appleton Newbold Cross purchased the home and renamed it "Hardscrabble House." After Mr. Cross' death in 1940, the house was extensively remodeled. In 1975, 162 acres of the property were added to the park from the children of W. Redmond and Julia Cross. The water tower was also built 1905, most likely from locally quarried granite. Two balconies once surrounded the second and fifth floors but were removed for safety reasons. An engine in a separate pump house fed well water into the tower which provided pressure for the plumbing system in the house. It is believed that the water tower was electrified after the Cross purchase of the property in 1929. Since then, it has supplied all of the water to the house and grounds. #nj #njhistory #SpreadTheHistory #historygirl #morristown #morristownnj #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #thisisnj #jerseycollective #njspots #explorenj #igersnj #archi_ologie #architecture #nationalparkservice #goparks #nps #nationalparkgeek #smallparksaturday #morristownnps #morristownnhp #crossestate #watertower #njbrigadearea

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anhelda

Getting ready for Shakespeare in the Park with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival's production of Troilus and Cressida at the James A Garfield National Historical Park in Mentor, Ohio #shakespeare #cleveland #clevelandshakespearefestival #theplaysthething #troilusandcressida #jamesagarfieldnhs #garfieldnhs #lawnfield #mentor #ohio #nps #nationalparkgeek #nationalpark #nationalparksmagazine #findyourpark #fypyes #sharetheexperience #nofilter #smallparksaturday #shakespeareinthepark #garfieldnps

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nationalparkgeek

This week’s #smallparksaturday is Ellis Island. Located next to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island tells the story of immigration and those that came to the US to find freedom and liberty. ••••• Thanks to Donna @sweets_65 for sharing this wonderful park. ・・・ #welcomehome #immigrants #ifthesewallscouldtalk #tellmeastory #seeamerica #ellisisland #nationalparkgeek #findyourpark #historynerd #roadtrip #motherdaughterduo ——- #nationalparkgeek #ellisisland #statueofliberty

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adventurekid56

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mmbroth

Early bird gets the view 🌅🏔🌲

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sweetandsauercreations

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chrisriefphoto

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nationalparkgeek

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

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chrisriefphoto

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chrisriefphoto

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thenwecrossamerica

You’ll never guess where we are going today. 😉 Or why we are going.....😂 #camping #themesong #smallparksaturday #pinnaclesnationalpark #rvlife #letthembelittle

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thejolleygypsy

"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

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thejolleygypsy

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handmedownexperience

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

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pause_twice

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nationalparkgeek

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

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trisaratops94

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 #TheOutbound #nationalmonument #PicYourParkContest

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adventurekid56

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destsalem

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jenkapetanakis

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shawnahealy

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jenkapetanakis

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nationalparkgeek

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

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nationalparkgeek

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

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thehistorygirlnj

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

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aim.eff.bee

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

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aim.eff.bee

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

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aim.eff.bee

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nationalparkgeek

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

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nationalparkgeek

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

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3smallhumansinatent

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

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jenkapetanakis

“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

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shannonstriving

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. 🌲❤️

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nationalparkgeek

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

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sarahcassidee

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wnpa_1938

📷: @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 )

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aim.eff.bee

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

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chrisriefphoto

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

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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

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chrisriefphoto

155 years and a few days ago, Stonewall Jackson died here. @fredspotnps #StonewallJackson #JacksonShrine #SmallParkSaturday @nationalparkgeek #WoodfordVA

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nationalparkgeek

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

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trisaratops94

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

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wnpa_1938

📷: @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 )

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pseudonymusbosch

At Homestead on the 146th anniversary of the Homestead Act’s signing. #nationalpark #findyourpark #smallparksaturday

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ginaftonic

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

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peaceengine11

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

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nationalparkgeek

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

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stennyparks

It’s #smallparksaturday So here’s Tuskegee Airmen and Tuskegee Institute National Historic Sites! #findyourpark #protectpubliclands #nationalparkgeek #nationalhistoricsite

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nationalparkgeek

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

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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

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johniwa

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

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johniwa

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

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nerd_that_hikes

Waterfalls, flowers, and snakes. Oh my! Braddock's trail park. Hidden little gem. #hikingadventures #ihatesnakes #smallparksaturday #waterfall

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thebucketlisttraveler

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

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nationalparkgeek

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

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nationalparkgeek

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

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thehistorygirlnj

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

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thehistorygirlnj

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

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nationalparkpatchlady

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

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nationalparkgeek

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

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thehistorygirlnj

Today we stopped at the new Discover History Center at @morristownnps’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

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nationalparkgeek

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

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