• Park ranger truck at Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina.

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    • Park ranger truck at Kings Mountain National Military Park, South Carolina.
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    • http://purl.clemson.edu/7BC6A99BD59740DC3739A54A4BEAEAA0

  • Snowmobile at Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

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    • Snowmobile at Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park.
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    • http://purl.clemson.edu/0D3422B176D2D375CDE3B0F6BDE4E793

  • U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond from South Carolina training as an honorary park ranger at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, 1969.

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    U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond from South Carolina training as an honorary park ranger at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, 1969.
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    • 8/20/1969
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    • U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond helping carry an injured person at Glacier Bay National Park.
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  • Park rangers and scientists conduct research to better protect park wildlife, Congaree National Park.

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    Park rangers and scientists conduct research to better protect park wildlife, Congaree National Park.
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    • Park rangers performing research at Congaree National Park.
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    • http://purl.clemson.edu/B492F0334DDCC678D9080719A61BBA81

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