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Stories of Service from your national parks

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, the renowned oral history team at StoryCorps have documented stories from park rangers, employees, and volunteers. Listen as they share their unique perspective on their favorite Missouri national parks.

George Washington Carver National Monument

After nearly 40 years at the Monument, a veteran park ranger and her daughter, an aspiring ranger herself, share their admiration for Carver’s life and contributions and their mutual love of the National Park Service.

Harry S Truman National Historic Site

Three Master Gardeners talk about the challenges of balancing Master Gardener practices with the demands of historical accuracy at Harry and Bess Truman’s home in Independence, MO.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

Two veteran mechanics discuss what it’s like to work with visitors at the iconic Gateway Arch and what it takes to keep the trams that take them to the top running smoothly.

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Two friends and former coworkers discuss their younger days volunteering at U.S. Grant’s family home.

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