The National Park Service Turns 100!

The U.S. National Park Service turns 100 years old this August. It all began by an Act of Congress, which was signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916. Since then, over the last century, millions of tourists have been able to visit and enjoy numerous national parks, monuments, historical sites and more. In total, the National Park System covers over 84 million acres and 410 different sites. Of these, there are 59 national parks, 81 national monuments (including the Statue of Liberty), 128 historical parks and sites, 25 battlefields and military parks, and more.

In 2015, it’s reported that 307.2 million people visited these sites, overseen by the National Park Service. Some of the most visited locations include the: Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite and a few other popular national parks. The best way to celebrate this centennial anniversary is by exploring all the wonders of the U.S. And while you do, ADT monitoring will help protect your home while you are away.

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