Sequoia National Park in California, one of the newest additions to Google Street View.
Recently, Google added some new Street Views of U.S. National Parks and monuments, allowing you to explore some of the best parks and historical sites from the comfort of your own home. For a while now, Google has been taking their Street View cameras off the street and into forests, parks, and even the inside of buildings, which adds many more possibilities for sharing your content with us on Historypin. Naturally, we wanted to see what existing pins we could overlay after these recent Street View additions, and we found some great ones! Here is a small selection of some of the wonderful U.S. National Park memories on our Historypin map, newly-added to Street View (click the photos to fade the overlays):
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, 2000. Shared by user 15siirma.
From user 15siirma: “The mountain has the President’s faces of George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. Mount Rushmore is one of the places that my family took a vacation to visit. The best memory I have would be scrounging around in the gift shop, begging my parents to buy something for me. The people in the picture are my three brothers and I, with a bunch of tourists in the background. The place is important to many other people in the United States.”
Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, 1936, shared by Paul's Family Photos.
From user Paul’s Family Photos: “My grandmother, father (left) and Uncle Paul in front of Old Faithful during a trip to Yellowstone Park in 1936.”
Daguerreotype of the Alamo, Texas, 1849, shared by the Briscoe Center of American History.
From the Briscoe Center of American History’s Channel: “Daguerreotype of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. This daguerreotype was made in 1849, thirteen years after the famous battle between the attacking Mexican forces commanded by General Antonio López de Santa Anna and defending Texan forces co-commanded by William Travis and James Bowie.”
Marchers at the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963, shared by the US National Archives.
From the US National Archives’ Channel, marches convening at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. in August of 1963, during the March on Washington. One of largest political rallies for human rights in American history, it called for the civil and economic rights of African Americans and included Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. This past August commemorated the March’s 50th Anniversary.
President Bill Clinton making a name rubbing on the Vietnam Memorial, November 1993, shared by user comms.
From user comms: “President Bill Clinton and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund founder Jan C. Scruggs make a name rubbing on The Wall on Memorial Day.”
You can explore Google’s Street View Gallery here, and see what kinds of great overlays you can create and share on Historypin with your own personal collections. Happy pinning!