National parks in the united states map. Get the poster start exploring president grant signed the worlds first national park into law in 1872 and since then countries around the world have followed americas lead in protecting their natural treasures this way. The 15 acre property maintained the only public school in the community for half a century and most of the people who homesteaded the community sent their children there. It was placed on the national register of historic places in 2014 and remains as a well preserved example of the common school movement in the united states. The national park system of the united states is the collection of physical properties owned or administered by the national park service.
Though it closed as a school in 1950 it took on a new role as a. The newest national parks in the united states although the united states has its share of established national parks there have also been some relatively new additions to the network. Stretching 2200 miles across 14 states past history and stunning scenery the iconic trail draws thousands of hikers each year. The spectacular landscape of the great sand dunes national park.
The collection includes all national parks and most national monuments as well as several other types of protected areas of the united states. Whether you go in the fall to enjoy the stunning foliage or visit in the summer to swim in the atlantic ocean maine is a beautiful area to tour. This heavyweight print features national parks in the united states and us territories. Devils tower national monument a rocky sentinel at devils tower national monument has stood watch over the black hills in wyoming for millions of years.