• National Parks Week

    From Mike Dippel@3:712/1321.5 to ALL on Wed Apr 24 08:31:02 2024
    It's National Parks Week in the US, so we're looking at people who have promoted and
    persisted in the development of national parks around the world. The Featured Connections today are champions of park preservation.

    I am:

    16 degrees from Theodore Roosevelt - promoter of national parks and eponym of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    22 degrees from Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger - South African President Paul
    Kruger, promoter and eponym of Kruger National Park

    18 degrees from George Catlin - artist who promoted the idea of national parks in the

    18 degrees from Marjory Douglas - worked to save the Everglades (US) and create a
    national park there

    25 degrees from Sueko Embrey - part of the concentration camp during World War II at
    Manzanar (US) and promoted making the site a National Historic Site

    18 degrees from George Grinnell - helped make Glacier National Park happen (US)

    30 degrees from Anton Kroller - promoted the creation of De Hoge Veluwe National Park

    19 degrees from Stephen Mather - first director of the National Park Service (US) and
    eponym of Stephen Mather National Wilderness area

    24 degrees from Kara McKean - first female park ranger at Tarra-Bulga National Park in

    19 degrees from John Muir - "Father of National Parks" and namesake of Muir Woods
    National Monument

    18 degrees from Victoria Hanover - Queen Victoria, eponym of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

    28 degrees from Charles Young - worked to create parks in the Sierra Nevada mountain
    range (US)

    It is always interesting to visit the past to see how we are related to each other. I have
    some ancestors that were black, bank robbers, politicians, physicians, detectives,
    actors, comedians. I guess that I am a collection of all of them, as we ALL are.

    WikiTree.com helps me gather this information with their weekly newsletters.

    If you would like to find your connections to famous people, you can start by giving me
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    and click on the 'Request Form' link.

    I have researched the ancestry for many persons interested in their family history.

    Mike Dippel

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