Puzzles, Mysteries, and Reviews

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?


Thursday, June 11th, 2009

  • Situated in a national park, this interesting geologic feature made cameo appearances in two Hollywood movies produced within the last 25 years. Can you name this oft-photographed attraction, the national park in which it is located, and at least one of the movies in which it appeared?

    We’ll give you a clue. In one of the movies, a fictional superhero makes an incredible leap from the top.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

  • 1. True or false? Most of the tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway are in the North Carolina portion of the parkway.

    2. True or false? Yosemite National Park’s tram tour of Mariposa Grove passes through the Wawona Tunnel Tree.

    3. True or false? The Wawona Tunnel in Yosemite National Park has been cited for serious safety deficiencies.

    4. True or false?

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