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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Silos and Smokestacks Showcases Farming and Food Production in America’s Heartland

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By Malcolm Fouhy, Policy Intern America’s “amber waves of grain” have long been rooted in our history and culture. The fields of our heartland continue to supply sustenance, energy, and wealth to this country, and to the world, as they have for over a century. The American Farm Bureau Federation reports that 15% of the U.S. workforce produces, processes, and [...]

Posted on: September 23 2013
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Preserve Historic Station at Gettysburg

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By Theresa Pierno, Acting President of NPCA The small train station was only about four years old when it was pressed into service during Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North in July 1863. The western terminus of the Gettysburg Railroad was first used as a field hospital, as so many places were while the battle raged nearby. Later, more [...]

Posted on: September 11 2013
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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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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 [...]

Posted on: August 28 2013
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Exploring Tennessee’s Extensive Civil War History

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By Malcolm Fouhy, Policy Intern Last month, in the first Park Advocate post in our series on national heritage areas, we highlighted the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, a historic region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island that played a major role in the Industrial Revolution and now hosts a variety of recreational and educational opportunities for visitors. This month, [...]

Posted on: August 7 2013
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