National Parks vs National Monuments
Joyce Park stashed this in Camping and hiking
In honor of National Parks Week, here's a history of the strange status of National Monuments in the US.
It's kind of funny. One of my favorite national parks and recreation museums is in Lake Perris, CA. It's a beautiful building. It's the national, regional Indian museum. When I was a kid growing up, we used to find Indian arrowheads all over the place. I had a collection of them. Now they are all priceless artifacts. Whodda thunk? I probably should have kept a couple of them.