When Jim Richardson landed the top job at Lassen Volcanic National Park he was seven time zones away, surrounded by the open sea and World War II history.
Lassen Volcanic National Park and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area are sharing their dark sides, encouraging visitors to look up and notice stars and planets that pop into view against the black of night.
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history
and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children…”
~ Theodore Roosevelt
Among national park lovers, it’s hard to find locals unfamiliar with Lassen Volcanic National Park, and most people know of the Redwood National Park. But Tule Lake Unit World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument? That one is likely not on the radar for most vacationers.