• Panoramic view of White Rocks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park from a fire tower, 1936.

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    Panoramic view of White Rocks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park from a fire tower, 1936.
    • Date
    • 12/5/1936
    • Description
    • Lookout station: White Rocks; Sector: 60-180.
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    • This item is in the public domain.
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  • Greenbrier Pinnacle to Le Conte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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    Greenbrier Pinnacle to Le Conte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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    • LeConte from Fighting Creek Gap. Greenbrier Pinnacle to LeConte. No clouds on mountain. Thomas orchard in foreground. No date.
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    • This item is in the public domain.
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    • Clemson University Libraries
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    • http://purl.clemson.edu/DB2DF0EDAA7D4F46F1592906E4035CC2

  • Snow-covered Crescent Rock in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Over 200,000 acres of protected land just 75 miles from Washington D.C. encompass waterfalls, wooded hollows and a variety of wildlife.

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    Snow-covered Crescent Rock in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. Over 200,000 acres of protected land just 75 miles from Washington D.C. encompass waterfalls, wooded hollows and a variety of wildlife.
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    • Snow-covered Crescent Rock in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.
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    • This item is in the public domain.
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    • http://purl.clemson.edu/2550361969F03FEDF66AA061019264E9

There are 173 national parks, monuments, battlefields, seashores, recreation areas, birthplaces, and heritage areas in just the eastern region of the United States, and this doesn’t include state counterparts. All of these National Park Service units are split up into two regions, the North East and South East regions. Among the eastern national parks, Acadia National Park in Maine was the first to be formed in 1919. Acadia is over 45,000 acres and is home to the tallest mountain on the Atlantic coast. Congaree National Park in South Carolina is the latest to receive the status of national park in 2003. Everglades National Park in Florida is the largest park in the region cover over 1.5 million acres making it the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina remains the most visited national park in America.