1. The Oldest Rocks In Virginia Are Found There
Some of the rock in the park is over a billion years old.
2. There Are Cemeteries In The Park
Before it became a national park, many families lived there and farmed.
3. The Last Person To Live In Shenandoah National Park Died In 1979
When Shenandoah National Park started evacuating, elderly and disabled people were allowed to stay in the park until they died. Annie Lee Bradley Shank was 92 when she died.
4. It Has The Largest Black Bear Refuge In The State
It is one of the densest populations in the country.
5. It’s The Only Place You Can Find The Shenandoah Salamander
The Shenandoah Salamander is an endangered species of lungless amphibian that breathes through its skin.
6. Herbert Hoover Once Lived There
President Hoover built Rapidan Camp as a “summer White House”.
7. Skyline Drive Is The Only Public Road Running Through The Park
Skyline Drive is especially popular in the fall when the leaves change.
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