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The National Parks: History

The national parks include the grandest, most beautiful examples of wild nature on the continent, preserved and protected for the enjoyment of all.

History of the Smokies

Cades Cove is a broad, verdant
valley surrounded by mountains
and is one of the most popular
destinations in the Great Smokies.
Read Park History

History of the National Parks

Read about the history of the National Parks and the Park Service at the PBS website
of Ken Burn's film

Photo of John Muir and President Theodore Roosevelt in Yosemite National Park

Subject Guide

Trail of Tears

Read the history of the
Cherokee Removal known
as the Trail of Tears.