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This MLK holiday, work has begun on memorial in DC

January 18, 2010, 7:59 am
Construction is finally under way on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall after more than a dozen years of planning, fundraising and legal wrangling. Workers have been clearing the site on the Tidal Basin since Dec. 28. They will move some trees to another part of ...

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My wife and I are going be in kanab on the 16th of May and would like to know if the North Rim of the grand canyon would be open by then.
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You're in luck! According to our contacts at the National Park Service, this year's scheduled opening date for the North Rim is May 15. The North Rim almost always opens on the scheduled date, but be sure to check with the NPS as your trip date approaches. More information and phone numbers are available here.

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Vicksburg Military Park now Touts Life in the Caves

January 13, 2010, 6:16 pm
The newly designed theater entrance at the Vicksburg National Military Park visitor center gives the impression that a cave is being entered, reminiscent of the caves some Vicksburg residents called home during the Union siege of the city in 1863. Life in the caves is now part of the park's ...

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Merced museum holds history of goldmining haven

January 12, 2010, 2:07 pm
All museums are not created equal. Some are grand with marble stairs and velvet cushions, housing artifacts that once belonged to royalty. Others are of humble stock, holding within their walls everyday items used by common folks long ago. The Mariposa Museum and History Center is one of many American ...

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Desert View Watchtower in Grand Canyon National Park to Undergo Renovations

January 12, 2010, 7:35 am
esert View Watchtower, one of the most prominent architectural features on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, is slated to undergo renovations over the next several months. The Watchtower is located at Desert View, the eastern-most developed area on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.  Recognized ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

January 9, 2010 01:00 AM  -  January 18, 2010 09:30 AM
450 Auburn Avenue, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30312 * Atlanta, Georgia

NOTE: Please be aware that this event has already occured.
  The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will mark the 81st birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the twenty-fifth anniversary of the National Holiday in Dr. King’s honor. The event’s Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off theme reiterates the importance of remembering Dr. King’s work and ...

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Weekend Getaway: Fort Pulaski National Monument

January 6, 2010, 9:16 am
When you hear “mother-daughter getaway,” military fortifications are likely not the first thing that come to mind (despite the delicate and sometimes volatile nature of these relationships). After a day of shopping and admiring the charming squares in Savannah, making special note of Chippewa Square where Forrest Gump quoted ...

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Weekend Getaway: Independence National Historical Park

January 6, 2010, 9:13 am
Only a few ideas so capture our imagination that they imbue objects with universal meaning. In 1776, the ideals of democracy and liberty gained new expression in Philadelphia, and the United States was born. Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell – visited by four million people each year -- now stand as symbols ...

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Weekend Getaway: Cabrillo National Monument

January 6, 2010, 9:10 am
In 1542, conquistador Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s voyage and exploration of the West Coast was the first of its kind by a European and set the stage for later European expeditions. Despite his history-making journey, he likely never suspected that a national monument in San Diego would be named after him ...

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Weekend Getaway: San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

December 20, 2009, 7:40 pm
Every traveler knows San Antonio for the Alamo and the downtown river walk. But these destinations merely hint at the beauty, culture, and history that can be experienced a short distance down the river. Once called Mission San Antonio, the Alamo is just one of five Spanish missions clustered ...

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