WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 27: SHENANDOAH PARK'S 75TH
Profile America -- Monday, December 27th. The Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia was established this week 75 years ago -- capping almost four decades of effort. The park is formed of almost 200,000 acres of some of the nation's most scenic countryside and contains hundreds of miles of trails, including a section of the Appalachian Trail. About 40 percent of the park is set aside as wilderness. Running through the park is the famous Skyline Drive, one of the most visited roadways in the National Park System. Across the country, there are almost 79 million acres of national parks, recreation areas, and other facilities. These are enjoyed by nearly 275 million visitors a year. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1215, 1218
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau