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Reconnecting a Desert Town with Its River: Improved Tourist Attractions at Arizona’s Yuma Crossing

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By Charles Flynn, Executive Director, Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Situated in the corner of the Southwest where Arizona, California, and Mexico converge, the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) has literally been shaped by the Colorado River. Two granite outcroppings narrowed the river at Yuma, allowing safe passage on what was once a wild and uncontrollable waterway. Some 60,000 [...]

Posted on: March 27 2014
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“See America” Campaign Is About Connecting and Reconnecting Americans to Our National Parks

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By Theresa Pierno, Executive Vice President of NPCA More than 75 years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched a New Deal program called the Federal Art Project to help put the nation’s artists to work. The program created thousands of poster designs, many of which showcased our great national parks, from Petrified Forest to Yellowstone, along with other treasured landscapes. [...]

Posted on: January 29 2014
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Making Connections in Utah: Supporting Gateway Communities and National Parks

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By Zachary Bolick, Utah Community Coordinator Does Mother Nature play favorites? Because I think she has a sweet spot for Utah. Its towering red cliffs, ornate stone formations, and harrowing canyons, all meticulously fashioned by the forces of nature, leave an impression on visitors that can last a lifetime. Deep mysterious caves, expansive landscapes, and even ancient cultural artifacts can [...]

Posted on: January 7 2014
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: World-Class Music and History at Muscle Shoals

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By Cathy Wood, Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area Media Coordinator Nestled in the northwest corner of Alabama, the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area (MNSHA)  consists of the six northwest Alabama counties—Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, and Morgan—that border the meandering Tennessee River. World-class fishing lakes and challenging golf courses combined with a thriving music industry and a fascinating local history [...]

Posted on: December 27 2013
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Ticket to Ride: Free Trolley Service Expands Access to Everglades and Biscayne This Winter

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By Jennifer Errick, Editor, Online Communications Thirty miles south of Miami, the community of Homestead, Florida, sits in a lucky spot. Equidistant from two major national parks, with Everglades National Park about ten miles to the west and Biscayne National Park about ten miles to the east, residents and visitors are perfectly situated to enjoy some of the most beautiful [...]

Posted on: December 18 2013
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