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Labor Day Has Its Roots in Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood

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Larry Spivack, President, Illinois Labor History Society With the Labor Day holiday approaching, have you ever wondered why it exists? Long before the backyard family get-togethers and the relaxing day off from work, workers across America toiled in factories, rail yards, mines, and mills, some with working conditions unimaginable today. In Chicago, life in the city’s industrial district known as Pullman Town exemplified the need to [...]

Posted on: August 30 2013
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Gentle Giants: Can the National Parks’ Sequoias Survive Climate Change?

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Editor’s note: This story will be featured in the Fall 2013 issue of National Parks magazine, slated to hit mailboxes in the next several weeks. As one of the largest wildfires in California’s history threatens Yosemite National Park, we wanted to share it now, ahead of the print edition. By Kate Siber Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Stand amidst [...]

Posted on: August 28 2013
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A Legacy Marches On: Remembering the March on Washington 50 Years Later

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By Katherine McKinney, Mid-Atlantic Senior Program Coordinator and Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications “We cannot walk alone.” With those words, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. urged a nation to recognize that the destiny—and the freedom—of all Americans is a shared one. Today, we reflect on an August afternoon 50 years ago, when a quarter of a million people walked together, uniting in the March [...]

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Working Toward Change, One Ride at a Time

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By Britte Kirsch, Southwest Regional Coordinator I love to ride my bike. I always have, from my early days in upstate New York, taking two-week-long camping bike treks with the Girl Scouts, to  participating on NPCA’s team in a five-day Climate Ride from New York City to Washington, D.C., this September. I’m not sure what happens to me when I’m [...]

Posted on: August 27 2013
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Best of the ’Net: The Experience Our Parks Edition

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Americans—all Americans—have a connection to our national parks. They are ours, our history, a reminder of our diverse culture, and the majestic landscapes that makes our country an amazing place to explore. The American Latino Expedition was launched on August 1st featuring bloggers from across the country as they embarked on a national park adventure to showcase how American Latinos [...]

Posted on: August 23 2013
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