Stephen Mather Plaques
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Stephen Mather Plaques

Quest Code
#GoQuesting2676
Location
USA
Theme
Miscellany
Geographic Scope
National
Quest Size
Large (50-199)
Type
Every
Last Updated
March 30, 2022

This quest involves visiting the bronze memorial plaques that honor Stephen Tyng Mather in our national parks.

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52 objectives
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Across the USA
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Quest Objectives

What Qualifies (?)

This quest involves visiting the bronze memorial plaques of the style as originally sculpted by Bryant Baker that are publicly accessible within official units of the National Park System.

List of Objectives

There are 52 national park units that feature a publicly accessible Stephen Mather plaque. Three of the park units (Grand Canyon, Mt Rainier, and Yosemite) feature two plaques.

  1. Acadia National Park
  2. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  3. Assateague Island National Seashore
  4. Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site
  5. Big Bend National Park
  6. Big Cypress National Preserve
  7. Blue Ridge Parkway
  8. Bryce Canyon National Park
  9. Cabrillo National Monument
  10. Canyonlands National Park
  11. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  12. Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  13. Chamizal National Memorial
  14. Colorado National Monument
  15. Crater Lake National Park
  16. Death Valley National Park
  17. Denali National Park & Preserve
  18. Everglades National Park
  19. Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site
  20. Glacier National Park
  21. Golden Spike National Historical Park
  22. Grand Canyon National Park (2 total)
  23. Grand Teton National Park
  24. Great Basin National Park
  25. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  26. Haleakalā National Park
  27. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  28. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
  29. Hot Springs National Park
  30. Independence National Historical Park
  31. Indiana Dunes National Park
  32. Isle Royale National Park
  33. Joshua Tree National Park
  34. Lassen Volcanic National Park
  35. Lewis and Clark National Historical Park
  36. Mammoth Cave National Park
  37. Mesa Verde National Park
  38. Mount Rainier National Park (2 total)
  39. Petersburg National Battlefield
  40. Petrified Forest National Park
  41. Pipe Spring National Monument
  42. Rocky Mountain National Park
  43. Saguaro National Park
  44. Sequoia National Park
  45. Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  46. Virgin Islands National Park
  47. Walnut Canyon National Monument
  48. Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area
  49. Wind Cave National Park
  50. Yellowstone National Park
  51. Yosemite National Park (2 total)
  52. Zion National Park

Bonus objectives

There are a number of bonus objectives, which are similarly styled plaques that reside outside of a National Park unit.

  1. Bear Mountain State Park (NY)
  2. Humboldt Redwoods SP, Mather Grove (CA)
  3. NPS old Region III Bldg (Santa Fe, NM)
  4. NPS Rocky Mountain Regional Office & Denver Service Center (Denver, CO)
  5. Stephen Tyng Mather High School (Chicago, IL)
  6. UC Berkeley Botanical Garden (Berkeley, CA)

Milestones or Smaller Quests

Many questers will include this quest as a companion to their larger “named” National Parks quest (#GoQuesting1002), so they may also want to focus on plaques in those parks only. For those questers, here’s a list limited to only named National Parks:

Mather plaques in named National Parks only
  1. Acadia National Park
  2. Big Bend National Park
  3. Bryce Canyon National Park
  4. Canyonlands National Park
  5. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  6. Crater Lake National Park
  7. Death Valley National Park
  8. Denali National Park
  9. Everglades National Park
  10. Glacier National Park
  11. Grand Canyon National Park (2)
  12. Grand Teton National Park
  13. Great Basin National Park
  14. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  15. Haleakalā National Park
  16. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
  17. Hot Springs National Park
  18. Indiana Dunes National Park
  19. Isle Royale National Park
  20. Joshua Tree National Park
  21. Lassen Volcanic National Park
  22. Mammoth Cave National Park
  23. Mesa Verde National Park
  24. Mount Rainier National Park (2)
  25. Petrified Forest National Park
  26. Rocky Mountain National Park
  27. Saguaro National Park
  28. Sequoia National Park
  29. Theodore Roosevelt National Park
  30. Virgin Islands National Park
  31. Wind Cave National Park
  32. Yellowstone National Park
  33. Yosemite National Park
  34. Zion National Park

You could also further limit this quest to just the National Parks in the contiguous US.

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