I think that the park experience is an exploration of the idea of freedom. Where do I come from? Where am I going? How did I get here? How did we as a people get here? I think that when people go to a national park, they’re provided a compass to history. And so the parks become a mirror of who we are, of our own identity, not just as Americans, our identity as human beings, as a species, as how we fit in to everything else around us.

— Park Ranger Shelton Johnson

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