National Park Week runs from April 19 through April 27, 2014. This annual event celebrates the natural, historical, and cultural landmarks of the United States. During opening weekend, April 19–20, entrance fees are waived.
The U.S. National Park System incorporates 401 locations and includes national parks, wildlife refuges, forests, preserves, seashores, historic sites, military parks, and monuments. Below are some facts from the U.S. Census Bureau concerning our national parks:
In an April 6, 1929, radio address, Census Bureau Director William Mott Steuart predicted that the 1930 Census would count more than 120 million people. In fact, when the count was tallied, the U.S. population in 1930 was 123,202,624.
There is a town named National Park. National Park is a borough of New Jersey. Located in Gloucester County, National Park had a population of 3,036 in 2010. In 1910, the borough had 325 residents. Although there are 57 national historic landmarks, 11 national natural landmarks, 9 national parks, and 1 national heritage area in New Jersey, none of them are located in National Park, NJ.
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