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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

  • Have you ever glanced up at the presidents at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and considered how much work went into carving their profiles?

  • This year has been designated as International Year of the Bat, and August 27 was chosen as International Bat Night. Mammoth Cave National Park is one of the sites around the world holding special activities to focus attention on these unusual and important animals.

  • Denali National Park and Preserve is the only national park in America with a working sled dog kennel, and the dogs are an attraction in their own right.

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

  • A German visitor trying to seek shelter from a thunderstorm at Bryce Canyon National Park was killed when lightning struck the Ponderosa pine he was standing under.

    Park officials say Volker Kunz, 51, of Hamm, Germany, died last Thursday. Mr.

  • It will take a year, but when the work is finished visitors and staff will be safer while journeying to the crown of Lady Liberty at the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

    The work, which will cost $27.25 million, will require that the statue be closed to visitors for a year, beginning October 29.

    “Two years ago, when we reopened Lady Liberty’s crown to visitors for the first time since th