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Traveler's View: How Will The Next Century Define The National Park Experience?

There are, in just about every nook and cranny of the National Park System, wonders to behold. From glacier-veiled mountains and sizzling mudpots to underground lakes and rare artifacts of the nation's founding history, the park system is an invaluable trove of U.S. history and prehistory set against majestic, soaring landscapes. These incalculable treasures are what most come to mind when the centennial of the National Park Service is broached.
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UPDATED: While Some Rangers Head To Greener Pastures, Their Horses Aren’t So Lucky

My first partner in my first job with the National Park Service was a dark bay mare. I was extremely popular with the kids when I’d show up at the General Sherman Tree or Lodgepole Campground in Sequoia National Park riding Sweets. So you can imagine the shock and horror I felt last August when I learned that three NPS horses were on a feedlot in Colorado, waiting to be shipped to a slaughterhouse in Mexico.
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Lanes, Sidewalks On Arlington Memorial Bridge Being Closed Until Emergency Repairs Can Be Made

Safety concerns for traffic on the Arlington Memorial Bridge within the George Washington Memorial Parkway led to closure Friday of two curbside lanes and four feet of adjoining sidewalks. National Park Service officials said the closures would remain in place until emergency repairs could be completed.
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National Parks Traveler's Essential Park Guide