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Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir, Glacier Point, Yosemite Valley.
Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir enjoyed Glacier Point in Yosemite Valley, California in 1906

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The National Park Service Was Established
April 5, 1916

Ready to take a trip? How about visiting one of America's national parks? On April 5 and 6, 1916, conservationists, civic leaders, and government officials testified before Congress in favor of establishing the National Park Service. Thanks to them, we have beautiful and well-maintained parks like Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and Glacier Park in Montana. Have you visited any of these? The National Park Service started with 40 national parks and monuments in 1916. How many national parks would you guess there are today?
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