On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday. The act of the U.S. Congress was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, specifying that the new service was to “conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” The National Park Service also includes a fascinating diversity of historical sites, scenic trails, monuments, waterways and even roads.
A Brief History
In the early and mid-19th Century, the U.S. expanded its territories to explore the vast lands that stretched westward to the Pacific Ocean. The Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804, brought back descriptions of the remarkable wonders they had seen, places such as Yellowstone in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, Yosemite in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, and the magnificent Grand Canyon in Arizona.
A growing number of people, notably the naturalist and conservationist John Muir, began calling on the federal government to protect these beautiful scenic places from exploitation. In 1872 Congress authorized the creation of Yellowstone as the country’s first national park.
In April of 2013, John Knox Village’s Marketing Department launched the Gazette, a monthly 8-page newspaper that is directly mailed to more than 36,000 prospective residents of John Knox Village.
This publication is filled with articles of interest for seniors. In addition, three pages highlight the active lifestyle enjoyed by our current residents. It also is used to promote upcoming Marketing events and other news pertaining to The Village.
Each month, copies are placed in the libraries across our community. They also can be found in the lobbies of our Towers, in the Dining Room and in The Village Centre. Past issues will be uploaded to this Website.
If our readers have ideas for articles, please contact our Public Relations staff at
Please find current and back issues below…
Issues downloadable by month, most recent will be first
July 2016 Gazette – June 2016 Gazette – May 2016 Gazette – April 2016 Gazette – March 2016 Gazette – February 2016 Gazette – January 2016 Gazette – December 2015 Gazette – November 2015 Gazette – October 2015 Gazette – September 2015 Gazette – August 2015 Gazette – July 2015 Gazette – June 2015 Gazette – May 2015 Gazette – April 2015 Gazette – March 2015 Gazette – February 2015 Gazette – January 2015 Gazette – December 2014 Gazette – November 2014 Gazette – October 2014 Gazette – September 2014 Gazette – August 2014 Gazette – July 2014 Gazette – June 2014 Gazette – May 2014 Gazette – April 2014 Gazette – March 2014 Gazette – February 2014 Gazette – January 2014 Gazette – December 2013 Gazette