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Earthquake Discussions, Traditional Weaving, And Hula Performances Help Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Celebrate Its Centennial

An eclectic mix of activities -- from discussions of earthquakes and hula demonstrations to weaving skills and park history -- will be open to the public at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park during the month of November.

Change -- Social, Economic And Ecological -- Being Discussed At Cape Cod National Seashore

Since Cape Cod National Seashore was established in 1961, a great deal of change has taken place, impacting the seashore at social, economic, and ecological levels. On Tuesday and in the weeks to come a historian will discuss these changes to spur a community conversation.

Site Of Sir Francis Drake's Ship Grounding Honored At Point Reyes National Seashore

Nearly four decades before the settlement of Jamestown, Englishman Francis Drake navigated the Pacific Coast of California. In his attempt to return to England, he careened his ship and established a temporary encampment while repairs to the ship were made. The designation of the Drakes Bay Historic and Archeological District at Point Reyes National Seashore recognizes the historic and archeological evidence identifying Drakes Bay as the most likely site of Francis Drake’s California Landing in 1579, signifying one of the earliest instances of European contact and interaction with the native peoples on the west coast, the Coast Miwok Indians.

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