Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

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.

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

  • 1. What is the only state that has no National Park System unit?

    2. Who is the only living person commemorated with a National Park System unit?

    3. What is the only National Park System unit that has the word Shrine as part of its title?

    4. What is the only National Park System unit established to commemorate whaling and its contribution to American history?


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