Pop Quiz: First Ever National Park Founding Date

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Answer: B) 1872

Yellowstone, created by an act of congress in 1872, was the world's first national park. It was created as a "pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people in order to protect for all time this outstanding natural area." As more parks were created, it became clear that there would need to be an agency that could run and maintain the parks. The Park Service was created in 1916 to do just that

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Source: National Parks Conservation Association

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