58-days until the National Park Service Centennial

June 28th, 2016 brings us 58-days away from the National Park Service Centennial. In this edition of the #CentennialCountdown we go back 58-years to 1958 when Grand Portage National Monument and Fort Clatsop of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park were established.

Grand Portage takes us back to the fur trade and the North West Company. French Voyageurs would bring furs from the mountains of the west and the Arctic of Canada to Grand Portage, from their they would be taken on boats from Lake Superior to England where they were made into hats and worn by the fanciest citizens of the time.

Fort Clatsop, pictured above, was the Corps of Discovery (Lewis and Clark) camp from December of 1805 to March of 1806.