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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mammoth Cave in Edmonson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Stephen Tyng Mather

— July 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930 —

Stephen Tyng Mather Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Travis Mason-Bushman
1. Stephen Tyng Mather Marker
Inscription.  He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Stephen Tyng Mather series list.
Location. 37° 11.24′ N, 86° 6.07′ W. Marker is in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, in Edmonson County. Marker is on Mammoth Cave Parkway, 3 miles north of Kentucky Route 70. Mounted on a boulder outside the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave KY 42259, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mammoth Cave National Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Guide's Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); World Treasure Saved
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Great War Monuments (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); An African American Heritage (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mammoth Cave Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Engine No. 4 (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Riverboat Landing (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mammoth Cave.
Also see . . .  Mather Plaques History. — “When it comes to Mather Plaques, they are spread out from Alaska to the Virgin Islands, Maine to Hawaii. They cover the gamut of National Parks, Monuments, a Sea Shore, Parkways, Memorials, a Preserve, a Battlefield, Recreation Areas, Historical Parks, Historic Sites, three administrative offices, a couple of State Parks, a city park, and two schools. They are in 16 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves. They are in 11 World Heritage Sites.” (Submitted on April 14, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2014, by Travis Mason-Bushman of Rapid City, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 6, 2014, by Travis Mason-Bushman of Rapid City, South Dakota. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 24, 2024