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Saturday, September 13th, 2008

  • On Saturday, September 27, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a day of activities celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

  • [i]Editor's note: In the last part 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 looks ahead to explains how the first military parks were created.

Friday, September 12th, 2008

  • With the huge and powerful Hurricane Ike bearing down on the Texas Gulf Coast, emergency preparations are in full swing. The Texas-sized storm is deemed very dangerous (a category 2 or 3), and may produce unusually high storm surges. Unfortunately, one of America’s most heavily populated urban areas is in the bullseye.

  • It is one of the most rugged and physically demanding parks of the continental United States. And it also is one of the most beautiful works of landscape architecture, one that continues to evolve. And yet, Canyonlands National Park is still not a completed work.

  • Editor's note: In an effort to better understand how other countries are protecting their parklands, and to compare and contrast U.S. efforts to those from abroad, Traveler will on occasion run items from beyond U.S. borders. This story involves Canada's national park lands.