History/Culture

Homestead Heritage Center Fully Opened to Visitors

February 17, 2010, 9:45 am
The Heritage Center at Homestead National Monument of America fully re-opened on Friday, February 12, 2010. While the upper level of the building reopened on January 13, 2010, the lower level exhibit area had been closed since a water main break outside the building left more than an inch ...

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Weekend Getaway: George Washington Birthplace National Monument

February 17, 2010, 9:17 am
Part the mists of time to experience a place where a child took his first steps in what became an extraordinary life journey – from this farm to the American Revolution and, ultimately, “Father of his Country.” It was here at Popes Creek that George Washington – Commander and Chief of ...

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Borax - How an All-Natural Cleaning Product Brought Tourism to the California Desert

February 16, 2010, 1:49 pm
Our grandmothers used it to clean laundry. A small-time miner discovered it and made a fortune. A forward-thinking company mined it and built the luxurious Inn at Furnace Creek in the California desert. The longest running radio program in U.S. history was inspired by it. And with the renewed ...

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I want to visit the south rim of the grand canyon. with the car is the road open these days? is there a lot of snow? thanks ms ELENI
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The South Rim of Grand Canyon is open every day of the year.  Personal vehicles are allowed at most times on the rim road with certain exceptions.  As of today, the weather and roads is fine and access is available everywhere except for Yaki Point.  On March 1st some things change, so for more information on the day/days you'd like to go, you should call the park information line at (928) 638-7888.

Here are some other links for current weather in the area:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/weather-condition.htm
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=fgz&smap=1&textField1=36.04639&textField2=-112.15333

 

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We just returned from the South rim of the Grand Canyon.   The roads are well maintained and if you follow the Hermit Road from the Village where the Lodges are, you won't have any trouble at all.

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George
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We just returned from the South rim of the Grand Canyon.   The roads are well maintained and if you follow the Hermit Road from the Village where the Lodges are, you won't have any trouble at all.

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Massive MLK memorial nearly ready for trip to National Mall for assembly

February 12, 2010, 12:03 pm
Sometime in the next several weeks, if all goes as planned, 159 huge blocks of granite will be loaded aboard ships in the seaport of Xiamen, China, for an 11,000-mile journey to Washington. Bound for a site on the Tidal Basin, the cargo includes one block that bears the likeness ...

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Weekend Getaway: Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

February 10, 2010, 1:56 pm
Today the site is calm; a place for reflection. Old Glory flaps in the wind, water laps at pilings that once supported a pier, light filters through tree branches onto the remnant of a ship and four smooth granite pedestals present 320 etched names. The scene was different the ...

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Ferry House at Ebey's Prairie to maintain rural character

February 9, 2010, 6:13 am
Thanks to the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy, one of Whidbey's most iconic buildings located at Ebey's Landing Historical Reserve will maintain its rural character for generations to come. The NPS purchased a scenic easement from The Conservancy to protect the rural character of 35 acres surrounding the ...

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Military to move out of Vancouver Barracks, leaving buildings in National Park Service's care

February 8, 2010, 7:10 am
The USS Massachusetts, a troop transport steamer, chugged up the Columbia River on May 13, 1849. It carried Bvt. Maj. J.S.  Hatheway of the U.S. Army along with seven other officers, some wives and children, and 152 enlisted soldiers of the L and M 1st Artillery. They disembarked on the north ...

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Rainbow Bridge Centennial

February 5, 2010, 9:53 am
Less than ten months after the discovery expedition to Rainbow Bridge, President William Howard Taft proclaimed the site a National Monument under the 1906 Antiquities Act. Rainbow Bridge National Monument was set aside on May 30, 1910 by President Taft because the natural bridge itself "is of great scientific interest as an ...

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Sitka National Historic Park 100 Years

February 5, 2010, 9:46 am
Designated Sitka National Monument on March 23, 1910, Sitka is the oldest park in Alaska, and among the oldest in the United States. In 2010, as the park celebrates its 100 year anniversary, an entire year of celebrations are on tap. March 20 - 23, 2010, marks the beginning of ...

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