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A Q&A with NPCA’s New Acting President on Transition and Opportunity

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The journalist Linda Ellerbee once said, “What I like most about change is that it’s a synonym for ‘hope.’” This week, even as NPCA says goodbye to a valued leader, we feel hope for the future of our national parks and the strength of NPCA’s vision as we work toward the Park Service’s centennial in 2016. Yesterday, NPCA President Tom [...]

Posted on: May 24 2013
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Park Advocates in Chicago See Future Possibilities in the Past at Lowell, Massachusetts

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By LeAaron Foley, Midwest Senior Outreach Coordinator Chicago’s south side is home to some of America’s most fascinating and important stories. The Pullman Historic District is where, in 1880, George M. Pullman built the country’s first planned model industrial town. It was also home to the nation’s first African-American union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the pivotal “Pullman [...]

Posted on: May 2 2013
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The Stonewall Inn: Why the Site of This Iconic Rebellion Should Be Part of the National Park System

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By Alexander Brash, Senior Director, Northeast Regional Office On a bus in Montgomery, a lone woman refused to be sent to the rear. In the dry desert east of Yosemite lie the foundations of an internment camp where thousands of Americans were imprisoned simply because of their ancestry. In a small, drab bar on Christopher Street in New York City, [...]

Posted on: April 23 2013
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Blue and Gray Make Green: Five Interesting Facts about Civil War Battlefield Tourism

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Earlier this week, the Civil War Trust released a ten-page report packed with photos, statistics, and testimonials on the benefits Civil War battlefields have on the economy. The study, Blue, Gray & Green: Economic & Tourism Benefits of Battlefield Preservation, updates the group’s previous economic impact research with new information that underscores the importance of these historic sites during the 150th anniversary of the war, [...]

Posted on: April 10 2013
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Charles Young Monument Preserves Enduring Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers

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By James Mills of the Joy Trip Project At the turn of the last century, a great American hero set an enduring standard of excellence that forged the basis of the modern National Park System. With a “take charge” style of leadership, Colonel Charles Young commanded a regiment of U.S. Army soldiers in the construction of improved roads that made it [...]

Posted on: April 2 2013
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