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Monday, October 20th, 2008

  • 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.

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

  • Spend time poking around the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s website and you might start to wonder about the group’s thoughts regarding pedaling in proposed wilderness and officially designated wilderness.

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

  • Fort Scott National Historic Site in eastern Kansas celebrates its 30th birthday today, October 19. As the park’s website proclaims, “The story of Fort Scott is the story of America growing up”.

  • A 34-year-old Colorado climber working on one of Zion National Park's more popular climbing routes has fallen an estimated 300 feet to his death