Saturday, September 4, 2010

National Parks Magazine, 1966

Finding information on the history of National Parks Magazine has proven surprisingly difficult. Apparently, it's been around for a long time. It's published by the National Parks Conservation Association and lots of archived back issues are available online.

This particular issue, from December 1966, came along with a slew of back issues of Arizona Highways that my friend scored at a bag sale in California. It's thin - less than 25 pages - and contains only four articles. One of them is about Mt. Lassen Volcanic National Park and another is about Cape Cod National Seashore, pictured below. There's also a really great article on the Appalachian Trail. Hiking the AT in 1966 must have been a fairly heavy affair.

That cool picture of the lynx is from the back cover. I wouldn't mind finding some more of these.
NP Magazine 2
Cape Cod Cedar Swamp article
NP Mag lynx

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