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National Park History : 100 Years of Zion National Park
Learn about the history of select National Parks in Utah
On November 19, 1919, Congress created Zion National Park. However, its history as a preserved natural environment dates to 1909. The area's status as a National Monument predates the National Parks Service.
Explore the park's history via the links on this page. To see historic documents in person, visit the Government Information Department, located on the library's lower level, in November 2019.
Digital Versions of Materials Displayed in the Government Information Department
This professional paper from USGS details the history of park area, from indigenous people to early explorers and settlers. It also includes scientific review of the geology and geography of the area. It's the best of both worlds!
The USU Library catalog includes records for government publications 1976-present with incomplete but expanding coverage of pre-1976 publications. Start here and be sure to check the format type. You can limit your search to government materials by using the Advanced Search and limiting your "Material Type" to "Government Document"
The HathiTrust is a shared digital repository, incorporating digitized content from some of the largest research libraries in the United States. It includes a wealth of historic materials related to the Department of Interior and the National Park Service.
Titles in the public domain are freely available to view as full text; those not included in the public domain (under copyright) are available for limited viewing.