Parks, Postmarks & Postmasters

Take a unique journey and explore how the U.S. Mail influenced the history of treasured places now managed by the National Park Service. In this 259-page book, readers will discover:

  • Former mining, logging, fishing, and ranching communities that now lie within park boundaries
  • Ghost towns, including many that now lie underwater
  • Over 300 post offices in 110 parks, including some that operated on ships, trains, military bases, along historic trails, and even in a prison
  • Real-life drama - marriage, betrayal, politics, murder, fraud, successes, failures, and notoriety
  • A valuable resource of national park history, regional history, and genealogy

The author is a retired NPS employee with more than 40 years of service as a park ranger and planner.
To view sample pages & a list of the parks included in the book (Click Here)


Softbound edition sells for $29.99 plus $3.50 shipping & handling (within the U.S.).
Hardbound edition sells for $50.00 plus $4.00 shipping & handling (within the U.S).

Quantities are limited, so please check on availability before sending payment. We accept cash, checks, or money orders. Sorry, we are not equipped to accept credit cards. Checks should be made out to the Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library or simply RMPL and mailed to:

Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library
c/o National Parks Book
2038 S. Pontiac Way
Denver, CO 80224

Call (303)-759-9921 to reach the RMPL, or (303)-933-7936 for the author, for details on mailing outside the U.S. or discount pricing, that is available with the purchase of five or more copies.