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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Gain Some Respect For Bears At Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

In the late 1700s when Daniel Boone came through the Cumberland Gap and into the land that would eventually become the state of Kentucky, black bears were common and brought the respect of settlers coming through. Today at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park staff is working to see that today's visitors to this landscape continue to respect the bears.
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Meet Colorful Characters From The Past At Cumberland Gap National Historical Park On September 27

Cumberland Gap has been called the "first great gateway to the West," and on Saturday, September 27, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will offer its popular "Within the Shadows of Cumberland Gap Heritage Walk." Here's your chance to "meet" characters from the colorful past of these historic mountains.
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The Major Road Project That Restored a Park

A proposal for a major highway construction project through the heart of a national park isn't usually cause for rejoicing by park supporters, but that was the case nearly 40 years ago at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. An upcoming event at the park will celebrate the Cumberland Gap Highway Tunnel, which was finally completed in 1996 to restore the historic Cumberland Gap.
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Heritage Walk at Cumberland Gap NHP will Reconnect Visitors with Three Centuries of History

The Wilderness Road that travels through the Cumberland Gap has been the scene of centuries of and countless tales of heartbreak and joy, loss and discovery. Visitors can discover some of these stories during the "Within the Shadows of Cumberland Gap" Heritage Walk on Saturday, September 3, at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.
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