The Power of Innovation

The “spark.” We never know where it will strike next. The power to invent is within each of us. From George Washington Carver to Edison and Franklin to the Wright Brothers and beyond. America has become synonymous with invention and technology. The National Park Service celebrates stories of innovation across the country. Explore the people, places, and technologies that have improved our world.

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Last updated: July 17, 2017