The national park system is made up of nearly 400 individual sites. Some have called the national park system, America's largest branch campus university.
The founders of the system, envisioned it as a growing, expanding collection of sites and resources. It would be a system that adds new units as America's understanding of history, culture, and science expanded. Recently, the President used the 1906 Antiquities Act to add Fort Monroe a site of great importance during the civil war, designating it as a national park. Other sites such as Mount St. Helens and Honey Springs Battlefield are being consider for inclusion in the system as well.
Since Yellowstone's founding in 1872 more than one hundred countries have established over a 1,000 national parks. Some call America's establishment of Yellowstone and the national park system, America's best idea.
Yellowstone, the setting for Unleashing Colter's Hell my new novel, was established in 1872. Since then countless national park stories have been told. I grew up going to national parks. My family spent many a night regaling our day's adventures around the campfire. Those trips would ultimately become the source material for my novels. Unleashing Colter's Hell is my contribution to the continuing story that is America's and the world's national park adventure. The novel should be out soon, so check back often.
What's park stories can you tell?