The Founding of the NPS

Acts

The Antiquities Act was passed

1906

Woodrow Wilson establishes the NPS

1916

Franklin D Roosevelt passes Executive Order 6166

1933

Lyndon B Johnson allows more public to access the National Parks

1964

Parks/Monuments

The 1st National Park was founded (Yellowstone)

1872

The 1st National Monument was founded (Devil's Tower)

1906

The current most popular park was founded (Great Smoky Mountains)

1934

The current largest national park was founded (Wrangell-St Elias)

1980