Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2012’

The Most Visited Parks in 2011: Are Your Favorites on the List?


Last week, the National Park Service released data on the most visited parks of 2011. The list includes many of the same iconic places that attract tourists year after year, including the Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, and Grand Teton, and it’s interesting to see the variety and geographic diversity of popular destinations, representing sites from Utah [...]

Posted on: March 8 2012
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Remembering the Little-Known Battle at One of the Best-Preserved Civil War Parks


By Jeff Billington, Senior Media Relations Manager One hundred and fifty years ago today, in the normally quiet and peaceful countryside just east of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, the largest Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River started. The Battle of Pea Ridge, known locally as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, was the culmination of several days of skirmishes in [...]

Posted on: March 7 2012
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We Can Do It, Too: Rosie’s Remarkable Girls


By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications The Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California, honors the estimated 18 million women who joined defense and support industries during World War II. What many people don’t know, however, is that park employees carry the mission of female empowerment forward into the 21st century through an innovative [...]

Posted on: March 6 2012
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Focus on Water: A Great Boost for Our Great Lakes


By Lynn McClure, Director of NPCA’s Midwest Regional Office Last week, I joined about 80 fellow Great Lakes residents as special guests of the White House to talk about the tremendous progress we’ve made toward restoring our lakes. There is still a lot of work to do, but consider this: President Obama has invested more than $1 billion in cleaning [...]

Posted on: March 2 2012
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Friday Photo: The Making of Mount Peepmore


By Nick Lund, Civil War Associate Different parts of the country have different signs of spring. Here in Washington, D.C., the Washington Post sponsors a “Peep Diorama Contest,” now in its fifth year. When the seasonal marshmallow bunnies and chicks hit store shelves, hundreds of competitors turn the sugary treats into objects of art. Last month, inspired by a love for [...]

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