Reading Time: < 1 minutes All four–George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln–are honored on Mount Rushmore. But which planted the seed for the whole national park system? Roosevelt, the conservationist and activist, is most associated with the National Parks system. His legacy of national parks and monuments includes Crater Lake, Wind Cave, Mesa Verde, Devil’s Tower, Petrified Forest, and the Grand Canyon. But it was Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading Which of these presidents is father to the National Parks?