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National Park Gateway Towns Sprinkled Through List Of Top 100 "Best Small Towns"

When talk builds around some of the best small towns in America when it comes to putting down roots, you're bound to come upon a handful or so of national park gateway towns. And the folks at Liveability.com have made it official with their list of the Top 100 Best Small Towns."
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Yellowstone Park Foundation, Nature's Best Photography Magazine Collaborating On Photo Contest

The Yellowstone Park Foundation and Nature’s Best Photography magazine have announced their partnership and the launch of the Yellowstone Forever Photo Contest, created to celebrate the world’s first national park through photography and public participation.
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The Art Of Making Charcoal At Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is an example of a charcoal iron plantation. Charcoal was the fuel of the iron furnace and its production was an integral part of the plantation. Several times each summer, in a small fenced-in area west of the charcoal barn, colliers, or charcoal makers, practice the art of producing charcoal using a charcoal pit.
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