National Park Mystery Photo 51: A Rail Fence In The Foreground

Mystery Photo 51.

Mystery Photo 51 shows part of a building in a national park east of the Rocky Mountains. If you can identify this building and name the national park in which it is located you will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing and a chance to win a copy of David and Kay Scott's The Complete Guide To The National Park Lodges, 7th Edition.

No cheating!

If we catch you Googling or engaged in other sneakery we will make you conduct unannounced inspections of farms supplying locally-grown organic produce for Traveler’s third floor deli.


Part of the Glassworks at Jamestown?

Could it be Cades Cove in the Great Smokey Mountains?

"Jamestown" is not the name of a national park, Lee. You know that of course; I'm just underlining the requirement for answers that hew to the rules.

Sorry, Mary; it's not Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains national Park.

I'd love to welcome you to the Winners Circle, Rangertoo, but you only supplied half of the answer.

Okay, in Jamestown National Historic Park?

Sorry, Lee; there is no such place in the National Park System.

That's lots better, Rangertoo. As your penance, write on the whiteboard 50 times: "When all else fails, read the directions." ;o) All kidding aside, good job and welcome to the Winners Circle.

Very impressive, viewmtn. Welcome back to the Winners Circle.

The glass works at Colonial Nationa Historical Park.

Sorry, Old Ranger; it's not the glassworks at Colonial National Historical Park.

Mountain Farm Museum at Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

Sorry, Bev; it's not Mountain Farm Museum at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site

This photo was not taken at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site. Please try again, National Park Kid (what a neat cyberhandle!). Remember that your answer must include the name of the building shown in the photo as well as the national park unit in which it is located.

Site. Site. Site. There, I wrote it three times on the whiteboard.

I guess I can't growl too much, though because I remember a time when I took you to task for using the word "park" in one of your quizzes when it was really a monument.

I'll just sit here and pout quietly.

Could you sharpen that up a bit, Ranger Dave? You are blazing hot, but you haven't put a name to the building like the puzzle requires.

Lee, you know darn well that I put that "mistake" in there just to see if you were paying attention.

Humph! Same lame excuse I used to use when I made a mistake on the chalkboard when I was trying to teach grade school kids something about math.

Right on the button, Ranger Dave. Welcome back to the Winners Circle.

A Quizmeister has to have a thick hide. I'm going to ignore that.

Thank you very much. I see it's not too crowded in here today so I'll just kick my feet up on the coffee table and sip my root beer.

The kitchen in the Historic Depot at Grand Portage National Monument.

Alas, Mizzou Bluke; you are barking up the wrong tree.

I make my own root beer, Ranger Dave. If you promise not to Lee Dalton me, I'll give you the recipe.

Jamestown Glasshouse at Jamestown National Historic SITE

Sorry, Susie-Q, while it's definitely a "SITE," it's not Jamestown.

There is a Jamestown National Historic Site, but it is not a national park -- that is, it is not one of the 397 units of the National Park System. It is a component of Virginia's Colonial National Historical Park.

Ok, so is it the glasshouse at Virginia's Colonial National Historical Park? Y'all seem to be a little tricky with the wording sometimes, or so it seems......

Only a little tricky, and only some of the time? A dagger in the Quizmeister's black heart!

It's time I made something really clear here. The mystery photo does not show a glasshouse and was not taken at Jamestown or in any other part of Colonial National Historical Park. In fact, this photo was not taken in the state of Virginia. Hope this helps.

LOL.....quizmeister, hope the knife didn't cut too deep!!!!! Thanks for the hint, however small it may be. Heck, I'm even trying to cheat and can't find it..... Still looking!

Close enough, richp39. Welcome back to the (uncrowded) Winners Circle.

Last try for me today. Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge National Historic Park

Sorry Mizzou Bluke, but you'll probably be blue when you hear it's not Washington's HQs...

And RangerLady, we just might have to expel you for cheating. I'll leave that up to the Quizmeister, but for now you've got a temporary pass into the winner's circle.

I have chocolate...does bribing help me get in?


Keep talking, Ranger Lady; the door of the Winners Circle Club is ajar. Just kidding, of course. You're in.

I haven't weighed in on this one yet. I have had a hunch all day the rail fence clue in the title implies a connection to Abraham Lincoln, but you said it wasn't Abraham Lincoln Birthplace, so I'm going to guess it's the very Lincoln boyhood home in Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Unfortunately, I've never been to that park, so I have no photos for comparison, and you implied it was a "site" (not "memorial"), making this a total shot in the dark! Be gentle!

Gentle? The Quizmeister is supposed to be gentle? Surely you jest!

This photo wasn't taken in the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. The rail fence mention was a red herring. Sometimes I hate myself. But not for long.

Lime kiln at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Sorry, moonpie; it's not the Lime kiln at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.