From Superintendents to Assistants

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Charles G. Thomson served as Superintendent of Yosemite National Park (California) from 1929 until his death in 1937. At the same time, he was in charge of Devils Postpile National Monument, California and Joshua Tree National Park, California.

The National Park Service employs more than 20,000 men and women, and not all are park rangers. Occupations range from archaeologists to park police, and from automotive mechanics to landscape architects. The National Park Service is charged with caring for our natural parks, protected areas, and historic sites and preserving the heritage therein. With 275 million visitors every year and millions of acres of land, dedication and passion is in no short supply at the parks.