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Title National Park Centennial
Date 1972
Description Photograph shows a band and dancers on a raised stage in front of a crowd at the National Park Centennial celebration in Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by "Bruce" in 1972.
Commentary The world's first national park, Yellowstone, was established on March 1, 1872. It was decided to celebrate the centennial of Yellowstone nationwide and a National Parks Centennial Commission was established to plan many events in different national parks. This performance is an example of one of the celebrations.
Location Location Name: Doughton Park
Parkway Milepost: 241.0
Latitude: 36.40596
Longitude: -81.17425
Creator Individual Bruce
Tags Doughton Park (N.C.)
National Parks Centennial
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway