With nearly 400 units, the National Park System harbors some incredible wonders. Some are easy to recognize, such as Old Faithful, the Everglades, and the Tetons. But every now and again you come across something that you stare at and scratch your head over.
Lady of the Woods is the figure of a woman carved from a large volcanic boulder in Crater Lake National Park. The carver was Dr. Earl Russell Bush, a physician working for the Corps of Engineers, in October of 1917.
History abounds throughout the National Park System. There are rare petroglyphs and pictographs to be found in the parks of the Southwest, American seafaring history along the Atlantic Coast, and even Civil Rights history in places like Mount Zion Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. But what about this object? Is it historic, or possibly even prehistoric?
Ahhh Shakespeare, how much has the Bard given to literature? One character, of course, is Puck, from A Midsummer Night's Dream. Interestingly, there's at least one place in the National Park System where you can find Puck these days.
There are plenty of glacial erratics in our national parks. This particular one is not only unusually large, but also situated along a road where it can be admired by thousands every year. Do you know where this boulder is and where it came from?