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Speaker Series, “The National Park Service: Inspiring a Nation to Protect America’s Lands”
December 28, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
The National Park Service was created in 1916 due to the efforts of Stephen T. Mather and Horace M. Albright, along with countless other people. Join Park Ranger Pam Tripp to hear about the early creation of this then new government agency and it’s protected lands. Pam’s talk is based on the book Creating the National Park Service; The Missing Years, by Horace M. Albright and Marian Albright Schenck.
Pam Tripp has been with the National Park Service since 2002, working in the interpretation and education division at Joshua Tree National Park and now Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Pam is fascinated with history and the historical places that the National Park Service protects.