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    Map of the Lower Geyser Basin of the Upper Madison River.

    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

    • Contributor: Bechler, Gustavus R. - Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (u.s.)
    • Date: 1872
  • Article

    Maps of Acadia National Park - Mapping the National Parks - Digital Collections

    Acadia, established in 1919, was the first national park east of the Mississippi River. It was also the first national park on a coast, and the first to be donated to the federal government by private individuals who gave land that they had previously owned as well as land specifically purchased, in order to preserve it for the use of the public. Early European ...

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    Maps of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Mapping the National Parks - Digital Collections

    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 ...

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    Yellowstone, the First National Park - Mapping the National Parks - Digital Collections

    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 ...