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Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

  • 1. The photo accompanying this quiz was taken in a national park. Note those shiny places on the statues of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his terrier Fala. Visitors are welcome to touch the statues, provided they show proper respect and don’t climb, stand, or sit on them. If you want to touch these statues yourself you’ll have to visit the
    a. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    b. Franklin D.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

  • Come on, admit it. You cringe when you see someone use "it's" instead of "its," and it really affects you when effects is used as a verb.

  • With the Democratic National Convention under way, and the Republican National Convention soon to follow, it's natural to wonder what these two parties are thinking of in terms of the environment in general and national parks specifically.

Monday, August 25th, 2008

  • Glacier National Park officials, frustrated by six days of fruitless searching for a missing hiker, say they'll scale back efforts on Tuesday unless new leads are discovered.

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

  • It’s always interesting to see how America’s National Park System is portrayed internationally. One way to get a handle on that is to read park-themed articles published on an occasional basis in The Economist.