Format Maps
Web Pages
Dates 1999
Location Arcadia National Park
Grand Canyon National Park
Great Smokey Mountains National Park
United States
Yellowstone National Park
Language English
Subjects National Parks
National Parks and Reserves
U.S. Geological Survey
United States
Title
Mapping the national parks
Description
The Mapping the National Parks collection documents the history, cultural aspects and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks. The collection consists of approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th century to the present, reflecting early mapping of the areas that would become four National Parks, as well as the parks themselves. Production of this collection is being supported by a generous gift from The Rockefeller Foundation. Documenting the mapping of the national parks online is a project that has expanded through several stages. At the request of the U.S. Geological Survey, twenty-six maps of Yellowstone National Park were scanned to commemorate the park's 125th anniversary. The items included were selected by Geological Survey staff, and they became one of the first cartographic collections made available as part of American Memory. The criteria for choosing maps of three additional parks (Acadia, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains) to join the Yellowstone collection in creating Mapping the National Parks included diversity of geography and topography and their popularity as travel destinations. Acadia, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks vary greatly in their histories of discovery, exploration, and development, as well as in their location, geology, and physical and cultural environments. To exemplify the ways in which maps can be assembled to trace the history of a place, the online presentation about each of these three parks includes the history of the place, not merely of the park, from the time of its discovery and exploration by Europeans to the present. How and ...
Created / Published
Washington, DC : Library of Congress, [1999]
Subject Headings
-  National parks and reserves--United States
Notes
-  Mode of access: World Wide Web.
-  Title from Web page (viewed on May 1, 2006).
-  Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress.
-  Text (HTML) and digital images.
-  The Mapping the National Parks collection documents the history, cultural aspects, and geological formations of areas that eventually became National Parks. The collection consists of approximately 200 maps dating from the 17th century to the present, reflecting early mapping of the areas that would become four National Parks, as well as the parks themselves. Production of this collection is supported by a gift from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Call Number
G3701.G52
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/collgmd.gm000005
Library of Congress Catalog Number
2006577702
http://lccn.loc.gov/2006577702


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