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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Ashley Elaine
dc.description.abstractMission 66, a ten-year program intended to improve conditions in America’s national parks, had a tremendous impact on the National Park Service. Many of the resources dating to the program are now considered historic; many more will become eligible within the decade. This thesis examines the methods and messages currently used by the National Park Service to interpret Mission 66 and Mission 66 resources and the challenges presented when interpreting the program and its resources. Interpretation is an important mechanism used by the National Park Service to inspire and educate visitors about their resources and management practices; interpretation also serves as an important tool to improve stewardship of park resources and encourage civic engagement. In light of the Mission 66 program’s historic status, the thesis also presents opportunities to interpret the iconic program that will increase public awareness and stewardship of these important park resources.
dc.subjectMission 66
dc.subjectNational Park Service
dc.subjectCultural Resources
dc.subjectPark Service Modern
dc.subjectNational Register of Historic Places
dc.subjectNational Historic Landmark
dc.titleInterpretation of Mission 66 resources in the National Park Service
dc.description.departmentSchool of Environmental Design
dc.description.majorHistoric Preservation
dc.description.advisorWayde Brown
dc.description.committeeWayde Brown
dc.description.committeeJames Reap
dc.description.committeeKatherine Melcher
dc.description.committeeBrian Coffey

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