Tag Archives: Department of the Interior

Planning America’s Best Idea: Master Plans for National Parks

On August 25, 1916, Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Organics Act, creating the National Park Service (NPS), a new federal bureau responsible for protecting the existing 35 national parks and monuments. In 1933, the National Park Service greatly expanded … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rocky Mountain National Park

On January 26, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed a law that established Rocky Mountain National Park. ┬áThat legislation┬álaid out the coordinates of the park, and set aside the land for the “benefit and enjoyment of the people of the United … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Construction of Federal Buildings

Photographs featured this week come from the series “Construction of Federal Buildings, 1885-1954” (121-BCP). Local Identifier: 121-BCP-137C-6, “Photograph of the Foundation of the Department of Justice Building”, July 9, 1932 Local Identifier: 121-BCP-133C-9, “Photograph of the U.S. General Services Administration … Continue reading

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