Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

  • 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.

    Such as the subject of this week's Mystery Photo. Is it man-made? Is it natural? Is it organic? What was it used for?

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? One of the densest concentrations of black bears in North America can be found in Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

    2. True or false? According to Indian legend, the Great Spirit created the Manitou Islands – now part of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore -- to help three bears fish in Lake Michigan.

    3. True or false?

  • David and Kay Scott are still traveling the country to stay in as many lodges in the National Park System as possible. The latest edition of their book -- number six if you're counting -- is ready to take its place in your home library.

Friday, June 19th, 2009

  • 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.

    The Corps of Engineers was supervising work crews constructing a road to and around the rim of Crater Lake.

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

  • History abounds throughout the National Park System.

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