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Did You Know? Only 28% of Civil War Battlefields Have National Park Protections

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In 1993, the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP)—a National Park Service program created to provide funds and assistance for battlefield preservation—documented 383 significant recognized Civil War battlefield sites around the country. Of these sites, the group indicates in its latest report that only 106 battlefields—28 percent—are entirely within or partially overlap 43 national park units. Fifty-eight of the 383 battlefields [...]

Posted on: September 12 2012
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Preserving the Manhattan Project: Cynthia Kelly and the Atomic Heritage Foundation

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications NPCA expects Congress to introduce legislation soon that would create a new Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This park would encompass three separate sites in Los Alamos, New Mexico; Hanford, Washington; and Oak Ridge, Tennessee that were involved in the top-secret development of the atomic bomb during World War II. Cynthia Kelly, founder and [...]

Posted on: May 9 2012
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Tule Springs Could Be Our Newest National Monument, Thanks in Part to One Dedicated Volunteer

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Lynn Davis, Senior Program Manager in NPCA’s Nevada Field Office When Jill DeStefano moved from Florida to Las Vegas in 2006, she pictured leisurely mornings, afternoons of mahjong or bridge, and quiet evenings on the patio, watching the sun set. Little did she know she would take on a campaign to make the area near her home a new national [...]

Posted on: March 28 2012
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Millions of Artifacts, Historic Photos, and Important Documents Await Discovery

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By Catherine Moore, Cultural Resources Program Manager for NPCA’s Center for Park Research, and Elizabeth Meyers, Information and Outreach Manager for NPCA’s Center for Park Research It’s hard to wrap your head around a number as large as 123 million. Yet this represents the number of items in the museum and archival collections held in trust for us by the National [...]

Posted on: February 16 2012
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