Government Shutdown: Even National Park Websites Went Dark | KCET
Government Shutdown: Even National Park Websites Went Dark
If there was any confusion about whether or not the nation's national parks were open for business during the government shutdown, website visitors were given a clear answer this morning. Whether you're trying to load a park homepage or some historical information, all you get is the above screenshot that reads:
Furthermore, social media accounts of some California parks have finally acknowledged the shutdown:
Because of the fed gov't shutdown, national parks are closed and this Twitter feed is inactive. We'll start tweeting again when we get back.— Joshua Tree NPS (@JoshuaTreeNPS) October 1, 2013
And to boot, some sad irony. Today is Yosemite National Park's 123rd birthday, something Google is celebrating on its homepage with its popular doodles.
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