Thursday, September 17, 2009

New N.C. quarter on the way ... in a short 7 years

According to the Associated Press last week, a new series of quarters -- celebrating our national parks -- will soon be on the way, beginning next year.

The quarters "will be minted based on the dates the parks or historic sites were established and start with Arkansas' Hot Springs National Park, founded in 1832.

North Carolina's quarter will celebrate the Blue Ridge Parkway, which was established in 1936.

The others to come out next year include:

Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, 1872

California, Yosemite National Park, 1890

Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park, 1893

Oregon, Mt. Hood National Forest, 1893

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