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18th Century "Sampler" Returned To Chatham At Fredericksburg And Spotsylvania National Military Park

A "sampler" begun by young Martha “Patsy” Fitzhugh before her death in 1793 has returned, Chatham, the place of its creation. It’s likely the sampler has not been at Chatham since the Fitzhugh family moved away from the house in 1798. The sampler will be on display at Chatham at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park for the next three months.
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Bryce Canyon National Park Preparing For Another Busy Year

After a centennial year that brought more than 2.3 million visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, park officials are anticipating what all early indications suggest will be another very busy year and summer season. Preparations to accommodate the area’s growing popularity are currently underway as seasonal facilities reopen, services resume, and hours are extended.
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Will Legislation To Reduce National Park Service Maintenance Backlog Succeed?

Much like a homeowner who puts off "until next year" repairs to that leaky roof or well-aged furnace, Congress for years largely has turned a blind eye to growing maintenance issues around the National Park System. While two U.S. senators have introduced legislation to tackle that backlog, estimated at $12 billion, their bill alone won't get the job done.
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