The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) recently recognized Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park in Pall Mall as the 2017 State Park of the Year. The park which is the former home of a World War I hero was selected for the exceptional visitor experience offered through living history programming. The Visitor Center is modeled after York’s General Store and tours of the York home are offered daily. The park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. In 2017, park staff partnered with the WWI Centennial Commission, Center for Historic Preservation and National Historic Landmarks Program to offer more than 1,200 organized and experiential programs. Pictured in story, from left: Tennessee State Parks Director of Operations Mike Robertson; TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau; Josh Waggener; Brock Hill; Tennessee State Parks Area Manager Christopher Padgett.