FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2014 file photo, professional photo guide Vincent Lawrence of Seal Harbor, Maine, left, and his client Frank Gallagher, of Silver Spring, Md., move to a new position while photographing the rocky coast of Maine's Acadia National Park at dawn. Acadia is taking part in the centennial of the National Park Service this year while marking its own centennial of 100 years since the conservation of the land that became Acadia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

“Early on the decision was made to not identify key signature events,” said NPS spokeswoman Elizabeth Stern. “That would run contrary to what we’re trying to do, which is to get people into all of the parks. The point of the centennial is to emphasize that we have 411 parks, and each one is so different. It shouldn’t be up to us in Washington to say, ‘Here’s what we want you to do.'”


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