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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

  • The former Mar-a-Lago National Historic Site -- established 21 October 1972 and abolished 23 December 1980 -- certainly has an interesting history. In fact, it’s better than fiction.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is located on Lake Michigan in the northwestern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The park protects a 35-mile stretch of shoreline that has many important natural and cultural features, including:

    • Some of the best sand beaches on the Great Lakes
    • Some of the world’s largest sand dunes

Monday, October 20th, 2008

  • Looking for a way to mark Halloween in the National Park System? Consider a visit to Voyageurs National Park this Friday for a holiday-theme naturalist hike.

  • On November 6, 1998, President Clinton signed legislation establishing Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama. This was an honor fairly won and long overdue.

  • As the country careened toward what is beginning to look like a second Great Depression, citizens in North Carolina and Virginia paused on October 9 and 10 to consider the history of one of the great public accomplishments of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal 75 years ago: the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.