Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) honored two Mount
Rushmore Society books during the APPL Partnership Awards
Banquet held in Atlanta on February 19. "Four Famous Faces" received
the Publication of the Year Award and "Cooks In Parks" was
a nominee in the category.
Both books are a result of a collaboration of the Mount Rushmore
Bookstores (a committee of the Mount Rushmore Society), Badlands Natural
History Association, Black Hills Parks & Forests Association and
Devils Tower Natural History Association.
Four Famous Faces retails for $16.99 and is an illustrated
children's book. With wordplay, poetry and rich illustrations, the
award-winning team of author Jean L.S. Patrick and Renée Graef leads
readers through the famous parks, memorials, and monuments of the
Badlands and Black Hills region. The book tells the tale of Prairie Dog
and his friends who search for the four famous faces.
Cooks In Parks retails for $12.99 and is a 160-page collection
of recipes by those who love, enjoy and support our national and state
parks in South Dakota, Wyoming and beyond.
Both books may be purchased at www.blackhillsparks.org
and at park stores located at Mount Rushmore National Memorial,
Badlands National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer State Park Visitor Centers,
Wind Cave National Park and Devils Tower National Monument. The books are
also available at the Mount Rushmore Memories Airport Store at Rapid City
The APPL award recognizes a book or other publication created in
partnership by a nonprofit organization and a public land that embodies
innovation in educating and interpreting public lands to its readers and
impacts a substantial audience.