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Lake McDonald, Glacier Park, Montana.
Lake McDonald, Glacier Park, Montana--one of our nation's parks

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The National Park Service Was Established
April 5, 1916

The National Park System is now made up of 390 areas, totaling more than 84 million acres, in 49 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the Virgin Islands. There's probably a national park near you. Millions of people visit these national treasures each year. The group that brought about the park system argued that "the parks are the nation's pleasure grounds and the nation's restoring places." What do you think? Ask your family how many national parks they can name.
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