National Parks: Antiquities Act Strengthens Our Best Idea
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Whether paddling the Potomac River along the boundaries of the C&O Canal National Historical Park with my wife and family, scaling snowy peaks of Mount Rainier National Park, or riding my bicycle to work every day along the National Mall, our national parks are a major ingredient of the places, experiences, and memories that shape my life. With nearly 300 million annual visitors to our National Park System's now 401 sites, our national parks, famously referred to as our country's best idea, continue to get better with age. On March 25, 2013, President Obama designated our 399th, 400th, and 401st national park sites when he used the Antiquities Act to designate the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad in Maryland, First State in Delaware, and Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers in Ohio as National Monuments. Since its passage in 1906, the Antiquities Act has been used by eight Republican Presidents and eight Democratic Presidents to designate national monuments. This important law has al...
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