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Side 1: Yosemite - "A Gift of Creation"
Location and Highlights of Yosemite
John Muir the Interpreter and Writer
Park Postmaster Rusty Rust Talks About Yosemite
Computer Graphic Representation of Yosemite's Creation
First Inhabitants of Yosemite
Native American Julia Parker Talks About Indian Village and Ancient Legend
Granite Rock Formations of Yosemite Valley
Waterfalls of Yosemite
Winter Activities of Yosemite
Norma Cook Talks About Pioneer History Center
Mariposa Grove and the Giant Sequoias
Early History of Yosemite
John Muir's Efforts to Establish Yosemite as a National Park
Park Ranger Carl Sharsmith Talks About Philosophy of the National Park Service
Yosemite's High Country
Wildlife and Plantlife of Yosemite
Photographer Ansel Adams
Side 2: Grand Canyon - "Amphitheater of the Gods"
Location and Highlights of the Grand Canyon
Early Inhabitants of the Canyon
Havasu Canyon and Interview with Tribal Council Leader, Rex Tilousi
Early Attempts to Conquer Grand Canyon
South Rim Walk with Park Interpreter, Connie Rudd
Highlights of the North Rim
South Rim in the Winter
Park Interpreter Stew Frittz Talks About Mule Trip into Canyon
Plantlife and Wildlife of the Grand Canyon
Mule Ride into the Grand Canyon with Stable Manager Ron Clayton
History of the Colorado River, Carver of the Grand Canyon
Computer Graphic Representation of the Grand Canyon's Creation
Re-live John Wesley Powell's Trip Down the Colorado River
Establishment of the Grand Canyon as a National Park and Closing Montage
Side 3: Yellowstone - "The First National Park"
Location and Highlights of Yellowstone
Wildlife of Yellowstone
Winter in Yellowstone
Bison and the "Great Big Buffalo Hunt"
Hydrothermal Features of Yellowstone
Story Telling Hour with Park Interpreter Judy Visty
Geysers of Yellowstone Including "Old Faithful"
Hot Springs & Pools of Yellowstone Including "Mammoth" and "Grand Prismatic"
Computer Graphic Representation of the Park's Different Hydrothermal Features
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone
Early Expeditions and History of Yellowstone
Park Interpreter Jeff Selleck Describes How Yellowstone was Established as the First National Park
Grizzly Bears and Story of Bear Attack by Park Naturalist Barbara Pettinga