the Antiquities act helped to establish the national park service & to enable the protection of many famous landmark we cherish as part of our heritage.
Then insight gained by the national parks was not lost on the national forests or on the state parks or county lands either. Heritage is heritage..be it sanctioned by a national authority or a state or local one. We as a nation should just be fortunate that it is being preserved.
Without the foresight of preservation, so much of we deem as important as a culture...the artifacts of our history, the beauty of our land will be lost.
I tried to capture what I see as I wander around both years ago and today. Unfortunately, some of these great shots are no longer around...
I Live in New Jersey & am involved with Basset Hound rescue..specifically Mid Atlantic basset Hound rescue. I am a retired Park Ranger with the National Park Service. Most of my career was spent at the Statue of Liberty National Monument/Ellis island Immigration Museum, but I also was posted at Fire Island Nat'l Seashore, Manhattan Sites, Gateway NRA & Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore. I graduated from Hope College, in 1980. I enjoy visiting national parks & civil war battlefields (aka cannon ball parks)..always wanted to work at Gettysburg & Antietem, love hearing the ghost stories & can tell some wicked ones myself . Enjoy nothing better than a great winter's day on the beach or a perfect fall hike in the woods with the dogs (okay my bassets don't enjoy the beach). I can make history funny for you..& tell a story that will have you rolling on the floor...because I love watching people. Dogs helped heal me so I rescue to help heal dogs. and that about sums it up!