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Central Park, the Civil War, and the Creation of the National Parks
March 4, 2020
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
The national park idea has been credited to “a wonderful and interesting group of rugged western pioneers.” But as UVM historian Rolf Diamant explains, the inspiration of Central Park, the ending of slavery, and the remaking of government during the Civil War were all critical to the establishment of our first national parks.