National Park System
George Wright, 1929
George Melendez Wright
George Wright Society Fauna of the National Parks of the United States, by George M Wright
Early Superintendents (not fully inclusive)
Julio Marrero-Nunez (San Juan 1962–1970);
Edward C. Rodriquez, Jr. (Organ Pipe Cactus 1973–1975, Southern
Arizona Group 1989);
Ray G. Martinez, Jr. (Organ Pipe Cactus 1975–1979);
Edward C. Rodriquez, Jr. (Amistad 1975–89);
Ernest W. Ortega (Pecos 1978–80);
José A. Cisneros (
Ernesto Quintana, Midwest Region (2003-date)
National Park Units
Christiansted National Historic Site
On Saint Croix, is the only site under United States jurisdiction to have been visited by Christopher Columbus.
Cabrillo National Monument
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Portuguese explorer who claimed the West
Coast of the United States for
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Construction on the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States was started in 1672 by the Spanish to protect St. Augustine. St. Augustine is the first permanent continually-occupied settlement in the continental United States.
Chamizal National Memorial
The peaceful settlement of the 99-year boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico is memorialized here. International artists present cultural exchange programs in drama, dance, and music.
Coronado National Memorial
The first European exploration of the Southwest is commemorated here at the spot whether the expedition of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1540 entered what is now the United States.
De Soto National Memorial
The landing of Spanish explorer
Hernando de Soto
Dry Tortugas National Park
El Morro National Monument
"Inscription Rock" is a soft sandstone monolith on which are carved hundreds of inscriptions. Included are inscriptions of the Spanish explorers and settlers of the American Southwest.
This Spanish fort was built (1740–1742) to warn St. Augustine of British or other enemy approach from the south.
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Offshore islands have sparkling sand beaches, historic forts, and nature trails.
Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
Padre Island National Seashore
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park
Pecos National Historical Park
Presidio of San Francisco
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
This park preserves and interprets the best remaining examples of 17th-century Spanish Franciscan mission churches and coventos remaining in the United States.
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Four Spanish frontier missions, part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries are commemorated here.
San Juan National Historic Site
These masonry fortifications, oldest in the territorial limits of the United States, were begun by the Spaniards in the 16th century to protect a strategic harbor guarding the sea lanes to the new world.
Tumacácori National Historical Park
This historic Spanish Catholic mission building stands near the site
first visited by Jesuit
National Park Service
^ NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ALMANAC, Edited and Compiled by Ben Moffett
and Vickie Carson, National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Region;
Denver, Colorado; 1991, updated 2006
^ a b Historic Listing of
National Park Service