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Discovering American Latino Heritage in our National Parks

Taos Pueblo. Two residents of Taos c. 1890.  Despite general resistance to outside infiltration, Spanish cultural influence in architecture, practice and garb are seen throughout the Pueblo. Courtesy of the Library of CongressSpanning five centuries beginning in the age of exploration, Latino peoples have played an important role in American history and the development of America.

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Discovering American Latino Heritage in our National Parks

October 8, 2012, 8:09 am
Spanning five centuries beginning in the age of exploration, Latino peoples have played an important role in American history and the development of America. From Christopher Columbus’ New World expeditions, to the fight for civil rights led by Cesar Chavez and Delores Huerta, American Latino peoples have had an ...

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Was lake jacomo ever a quarry?
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I do not believe that Lake Jacomo was every a quarry. The idea for the lake was first pitched in 1932, however it wasn't until 20 years later that local voters approved a bond issue to create and develop the lake. Lake Jocamo officially opened May 30, 1959.

The name comes from an abbreviation of Jackson County, MO.

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15 Stellar Hiking Trails On National Wildlife Refuges

A young hiker tackles a rock scramble along the Charon’s Garden Trail in Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. Refuges offer outstanding fall hiking, from mild to strenuous. Photo: David SmithWhy see Labor Day as a season ender? One of the year’s best hiking times is about to begin. For a treat this fall, explore some standout trails on national wildlife refuges.

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Astoria Park: Beyond the Pool

Astoria Park. Photo by Kacey Herlihy.Astoria Park, located in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, New York, contains over 56 acres of sprawling lawns, walking trails, extensive facilities, and exquisite views.

 

The land was acquired by the City of New York as parkland in 1913. Rich in history and splendor, Astoria Park is an oasis in the busy city of New York providing plenty of activities and relaxation.

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Grand Teton National Park Film Festival 2012

Schwabachers Landing, Grand Teton National Park. Photo Credit: National Park ServiceFor the second year in a row, Grand Teton National Park will be hosting a special film festival featuring films focused on the great outdoors.

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California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center

The California National Historic Trail Interpretive Center is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management is located in Elko, Nevada. The center's main exhibit hall guides visitors through six different geographical zones--across the Great Plains and crossing the Sierra Nevada, for instance--of the California National Historic Trail. Observe replicas ...

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What does La Wis Wis mean?
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La Wis Wis is the name of a Native American princess. For more details or the complete story, contact the Randle Ranger Station at (360) 497-1100.

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Quarter Bursts with Beauty

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Quarters America the Beautiful Quarter ProgramOn August 27 the public will get an eyeful with the release of the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Quarter. The coin features a spectacular eruption of Kilauea Volcano, with lava spitting high in the air.

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National Park Service Celebrates 96th Birthday

For almost a century, the National Park Service has protected the beauty, passion, and majesty of the parks that are at the heart of our country. Our nation’s parks are treasures for everyone to cherish, and NPS has been a crucial part in preserving these gems for generations of Americans to inherit and enjoy.

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