Did You Know? Countdown to Independence Day 2009 (07/02)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About America’s Independence

July 02 : 02 days to July 4th

Did you know that more than 270 million Americans visit a national park every year?

The first national park was Yellowstone, designated as such in 1872 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Today, there are over 400 national parks, covering more than 84 million acres from Maine to California. Visiting one of these 400 parks is a great way to experience a true taste of America’s vast beauty and bounty.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Independence Day Day (07/04)! So stop by again tomorrow.


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