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Friday, October 21st, 2011

  • If you've enjoyed the fireworks displays that have been part of the Fourth of July celebrations at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the past, take a long look at the accompanying photo, for officials there have decided to do away with the fireworks.

    Superintendent Cheryl Schreier says planning already is under way for next year's Independence Day Celebratio

  • True, the entrance fees at national parks are a tiny part of the overall cost of visiting a park. But if you can schedule your 2012 trip to get in free during one of National Park Service's fee-free days, why not?

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar the other day announced that there will be 17 entrance-fee-free days next year in the National Park System.

  • If you've got a penchant for horse-drawn buggies, you might want to figure in a trip to Homestead National Monument of America in the coming months, as there's a collection of horse-drawn buggies on display there.

    The monument, located near Beatrice, Nebraska, has the collection on loan from Dean Thornburg.

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

  • A substantial, three-year renovation project will involve much of Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt's home on Long Island, New York, beginning next spring.

  • Exploring the backgrounds of the settlers who lived in the hills and hollows that today fall within the boundaries of Mammoth Cave National Park will be the focus of workshops scheduled for October 22 and October 29.

    On those days the park will sponsor a genealogy day and a cemetery workshop.