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Happy birthday to the National Park Service Rare Media/screenshot
Rare Media/screenshot

One hundred years ago Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service into existence.

The National Park Service takes care of 59 national parks, 84.4 million acres, 113 memorials and monuments, the highest point in North America, the lowest point in the western hemisphere and the longest cave system in the world.

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Kaylen Tanner About the author:
Kaylen Tanner is a associate editor for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @kaylen_tanner.
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