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Thursday, March 5th, 2009

  • As Congress works on the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2009, that hefty appropriations catchall that funds government, critics have pointed to more than 8,500 "earmarks." But is that word truly a pejorative when it comes to the National Park System (or any other federal agency, for that matt

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

  • A coming infusion of $330,000 will help five units of the National Park System improve their trail networks.

  • If you're going to be in the vicinity of Jackson, Wyoming, next Thursday you might be interested in a talk about the search-and-rescue history of Grand Teton National Park.

  • This unit of the National Park System commemorates an event that was once celebrated as a national holiday, helped put a general in the White House, and inspired a popular song a few decades ago.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

  • Charleston, South Carolina, was North America’s main port of entry for African slaves, and hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children who endured the Middle Passage and ended up at the slave markets were first quarantined on Sullivan’s Island.