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Saturday, August 9th, 2008

  • [i]Editor's note: In part two of his look at the history and preservation of America's Civil War battlefields, as captured in Pilgrim Places: Civil War Battlefields, Historic Preservation, and America’s First National Military Parks, 1863-1900, historian Richard West Sellars takes a look at efforts in the United States to preserve places of history prior to the Civil War.

  • You'll be hard-pressed to find a more dynamic setting than at ocean's edge at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park when a river of molten lava is pouring into the Pacific Ocean.

Friday, August 8th, 2008

  • Grand Canyon National Park rangers were working Friday to recover the body of a young man who accidentally fell about 250 feet to his death from Yaki Point.

  • One minute it was there, the next it was gone.

    The collapse of "Wall Arch" at Arches National Park proves once again that gravity does work, even though you might wonder after gazing at the "rockitecture" of this dazzling Utah park.

  • A Salt Lake City woman had to be airlifted off the Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park after breaking several bones while descending from the summit.