Go deeper into the history of each park with scholarly articles and essays from Oxford University Press, freely available for the centennial year.

American National Biography

Charles Eliot

landscape architect

Eliot was influential in the development of Acadia National Park

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American National Biography

John D, Jr Rockefeller

philanthropist

Land that he acquired in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, eventually was turned into Grand Teton National Park.Another gift of land in Maine became the basis for Arcadia National Park.

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