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Bad Luck, Hot Rocks: Stories Behind the “Cursed” Thieves of Petrified Forest

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By Rona Marech, Associate Editor, Communications In 1980, an anonymous writer sent some stolen rocks back to Petrified Forest National Park along with a detailed, guilt-washed letter. After her husband had nabbed the pieces while on a summer vacation, they had been haunted by bad luck, she wrote. Her stepmother had kidney failure, their central air and freezer died, their [...]

Posted on: March 19 2014
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Filling in the Gaps at Grand Teton: 1,280 Reasons to Celebrate

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By Sharon Mader, Senior Program Manager, Grand Teton Field Office No matter how many times I venture into Grand Teton National Park, I am awestruck by the majestic peaks, extraordinary wildlife, and skies that extend for miles. While builders continue to develop land around the park for commercial uses and trophy homes, the land inside the park remains a sanctuary for [...]

Posted on: March 10 2014
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This Month’s National Park Trivia Challenge: Name This Artist!

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Q: The Ozark National Scenic Riverways is the largest national park site in Missouri, with caves, historic mills, and two wandering rivers that offer some of the best canoeing in the Midwest. One prolific Missouri-born painter had a deep love for this park and immortalized its lush landscape in this 1963 work of art. Who was this painter? Art © [...]

Posted on: March 4 2014
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State of Arkansas Wastes Taxpayer Money in Flawed Water Monitoring Study

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By Emily Jones, Senior Program Manager, Southeast Region The fight to protect the Buffalo National River from an industrial hog farm continues to twist and turn, much like the river itself. C&H Hog Farms opened in 2013 on the banks of Big Creek, a major tributary of the Buffalo, and the state approved the facility without adequate public notice or [...]

Posted on: March 3 2014
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Lunar-Like Landscapes and Inspiring History Await at Arabia Mountain

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By Mera Cardenas, Executive Director of the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance Creating the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) took some time—about 400 million years, give or take. Nature, history, and culture converge in this remarkable part of Georgia to create a landscape found nowhere else. The AMNHA features geological oddities known as monadnocks, a small historic town built [...]

Posted on: February 27 2014
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