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    How to View Maps - Mapping the National Parks - Digital Collections Maps and other large images are presented as GIF or JPEG files and require no special viewers, unless you choose to download and view maps offline. For off-line viewing, you can download a possible four formats: GIF Format thumbnail JPEG format JPEG2000 format TIFF format You may require special software to view the downloaded JPEG2000 format. The following are some of the programs that ...
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    Related Resources - Mapping the National Parks - Digital Collections 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 ...
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    Brief History of the National Parks - Mapping the National Parks - Digital Collections Many of America's most scenic and historic places have been set aside for the use of the public as national parks.
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    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 Grand Canyon National Park - Mapping the National Parks - Digital Collections The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in northwestern Arizona is one of the earth's greatest natural wonders. It became a national park in 1919. So famous is this landmark to modern Americans that it seems surprising that it took more than thirty years for it to become a national park. President Theodore Roosevelt visited the rim in 1903 and exclaimed: Early European Maps ...
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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 ...