Our National Park Service’s 100th birthday is behind us, but the parks continue to be in the news. Parks are loved, used, and threatened from several directions. We will take a look at the early history of our National Parks and determine what makes them unique and worth preserving. Remember the parks that are a part of your own family’s past and discover which parks have appeal for your next adventures.


Jeannie Elliott

Jeannie has a life long love of wild places. She graduated from Morehead State University with professional internships in outdoor recreation and completed her Master’s Degree at Eastern Kentucky University in Park Management. She has avidly hiked trails from the Rockies to the Appalachians to the Alps. She is on a quest to visit all of our national parks.