Hawaii Volcanoes National Park came into being as a component of Hawaii National Park, which was established on 1 August 1916. However, it celebrates its 47th anniversary as a stand-alone unit on September 22. The fireworks are appropriately being provided by Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Sunday, September 21st, 2008
Despite all the issues that constantly swirl around the National Park System -- funding constraints, staffing woes, rising fees -- there's still more to be proud about than disappointed.