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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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Think Pink: Washington’s Historic Cherry Blossoms, Then and Now

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Washington, D.C., can be a partisan, opinionated, contentious place. Each spring, however, area residents and hundreds of thousands of tourists come together to show bipartisan support for one of the few things just about everyone here can agree on—the beauty of the city’s cherry blossoms. The Japanese government gave more than three thousand flowering cherry trees to the people of the United States as a gift of friendship back in 1912, and the annual blossoming [...]

Posted on: March 28 2013
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President Obama Preserves Three Important Sites in America’s History, Honors Civil War Hero Harriet Tubman

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By Alan Spears, Legislative Representative Today the country celebrates an important milestone in preserving its history. After years of advocacy and study, President Obama has finally named three new national monuments as part of the National Park System, including a new national park site on Maryland’s Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman. This new national monument encompasses several sites in Dorchester [...]

Posted on: March 25 2013
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