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National park
A national park is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns. Although individual nations designate their own national parks differently A national park is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns. Although individual nations designate their own national parks differently A national park is a reserve of natural, semi-natural, or developed land that a sovereign state declares or owns. Although individual nations designate their own national parks differently (for example, see Martin Luther King, Jr...
Timeline of Events
1872
3.1.1872
Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.
1887
6.23.1887
The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
1962
12.21.1962
Rondane National Park is established as Norway's first national park.
1995
11.14.1995
A budget standoff between Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress forces the federal government to temporarily close national parks and museums and to run most government offices with skeleton staffs.