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February 2018

Between the establishment of the first National Park in the US in 1872 and the signing of the National Park Service Act (establishing one agency to oversee the National Parks) on August 25, 1916, twelve national parks were created (that are still in existence). How many of those parks are located at the site of active volcanism? This question was contributed by Jennifer Wenner, who has been an NAGT member since 2006
[CORRECT] Correct! These parks include (in order of creation) Yellowstone (1872), Mt. Rainier (1899), Crater Lake (1902), Hawaii Volcanoes (1916), and Lassen Volcanic (1916) National Parks.

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