There are some historic features in the National Park System we just can't walk through in person, such as the remains of the Civil War gunboat USS Cairo at Vicksburg National Military Park. Now, thanks to some high-tech wizardry, anyone can take an animated "fly-through" and explore the interior of the ship—or five other historic locations around the country.
Prince William Forest Park
Seventy-fire years after it was created as a woodsy retreat for youth from Washington, D.C., Prince William Forest Park in Virginia is a hidden gem for urbanites seeking a respite from the crowds and concrete.
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This Sunday, December 7, is the 67th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and America’s entry into World War II. This week’s quiz will test your knowledge of the World War II-related events, activities, and commemorative aspects of the National Park System. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll fine you $25 and donate it to Honor Flight.
Virginia’s Prince William Forest Park became a national park in 1940 and acquired its present name 60 years ago this month. Many people know that the park offers solitude, scenery, and recreation. Most don’t know it was a top secret training school for OSS spies during World War II.