• Related Resources -- Mapping the National Parks

    The American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920 collection contains many photographs of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present collection contains a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies found in Yellowstone, Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains, and Grand Canyon National Parks. The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 collection brings together a ...

    • Date: 1850
  • Yellowstone, the First National Park -- Mapping the National Parks

    Among those who played key roles in establishing Yellowstone as the Nation's first national park was Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden. His accomplishments in 1871-72 were the high point of a long and distinguished career in public service. Detail of Preliminary survey of burned areas, Yellowstone National Park and adjoining national forests, 1988. The Yellowstone area was almost the last unexplored region within the coterminous United ...

    • Date: 1869
  • Maps of Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- Mapping the National Parks

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park, encompassing some of the oldest mountains on earth, is located in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. The state boundary line bisects the park, which is one of the largest in the eastern United States. Measuring fifty-four miles long and nineteen miles across at its widest point the park consists of slightly more than half a million ...

    • Date: 1540