Thursday, August 25, 2011

Awesomest Image du Jour CXXXI

Happy 95th Birthday, National Park Service!


This familiar logo, with its evocative arrowhead design incorporating such iconic American images as the redwood and bison, has been employed since 1951.  Co-sponsored in the 64th Congress by Representative William Kent (I-CA) and Senator Reed Smoot (R-UT), the National Park Service Organic Act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on this day in 1916.

Wikipedia has a concise history here.

[Image source:  Wikipedia; hat-tip (with thanks):  Brandon Hayes.]