Originally Posted by jrs
MDSH, first national park was yellowstone, 1872, 100 yrs later, 1972 buffalo river designated, National River. Hot Springs was actually designated a nat'l park in 1832, but the congress failed to put restrictions on area and act on it, thus it ends up n middle of a town. Just demonstrates Washington hasn't changed much.
Thanks for the history lesson.
This kind of info fascinates me.
I knew about Yellowstone, but Hot Springs is an interesting story.
MDSH is partially correct in that the Buffalo was the first National River, part of the National Park System but with a different designation. The same thing only different.