National Geographic : 1956 Nov
From coast to coast Mission 66 means better vacations for you... Eye-filling mountains.., breath-taking gorges... vistas to quicken the pulse... historic sites to stir the heart all these are part of the National Park System, and all these will now have more to offer to more Americans - thanks to Mission 66. Initiated by Conrad L. Wirth, National Parks Direc tor, and endorsed by the 84th Congress, Mission 66 is a 10-year program to conserve, develop and staff the National Parks, so that by 1966, they may accommo date an estimated 80 million vacationers a year. Tech nically the program includes expansion of overnight facilities, better roads and sanitation and enlarged in terpretive activities. Actually it is an investment in America's heritage. Our far-flung system of National Parks, the greatest SINCLAIR HAILS MISSION 66 and the public officials, the conservation agencies and private citizens who have mad portant project an actuality. in the world, had its beginning in 1870. A small group of public-spirited men, after exploring the Yellowstone, huddled around a campfire in the Wyoming wilds and decided that these natural wonders should be preserved as a public park for the benefit of future generations. It is good to know that, thanks to Mission 66, the campfire is still burning bright... FREE Tour Information -- - *i If you would like to visit the National Parks on your next vacation, or drive anywhere in the U.S .A., let us help plan your motor trip. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Corporation, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N. Y. - ask for our colorful National Parks Map.