July 5th, 2016 brings us 51-days away from the National Park Service Centennial. In this edition of the #CentennialCountdown we go back 51-years to 1965. In a big year for the National Park Service Alibates Flint Quarries, Amistad National Recreation Area, Antietam National Cemetery, Arbuckle National Recreation Area, Assateague Island National Seashore, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Ellis Island, Fredericksburg National Cemetry, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Great Falls, Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Lake Meredith Recreation Area, and Scotts Bluff National Monument were all created!
I could include many more photos, but I only pulled one of Golden Spike National Historic Site because I think it is incredible interesting. To complete the Transcontinental Railroad they started building track from both east and west and on May 10th, 1869 they finally met at Promontory Summit in Utah, insane!