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DC War Memorial

Eighty years after it was dedicated in front of President Herbert Hoover and World War I hero Army Gen. John J. Pershing, the once dilapidated and neglected D.C. War Memorial reopened after a months-long restoration. The elegant, columned, 47-foot-tall domed structure just west of the World War II Memorial honors ...

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joyce sch...
May I receive a booklet on Hawaii's National parks?
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Hi Joyce,

The guide to Hawaii's National Parks is out of print. However, you can find helpful information on our pages about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Haleakala National Park. Additional information is available at nps.gov.

 

 

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Why was Roosevelt chosen for Mt. Rushmore so soon after losing a presidential election?
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The Mt Rushmore memorial was created by master sculpture Gutzon Borlgum. He created Mount Rushmore to commemorate America’s first 150 years as a free country. In his own words, Gutzon Borlgum states that the four Mount Rushmore presidents were chosen to “commemorate the founding, growth, preservation, and development to the United States of America.” Regardless of election results, President Roosevelt was a personal choice of Borglum’s and was chosen because of his contributions to business, conservation and the creation of the Panama Canal. He was a champion of world affairs and of rights for the common man.

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Astoria Park

Although widely known for its beautiful pool, the oldest and largest in the city, Astoria Park offers more than aquatic pleasures. Amenities include: * Outdoor tennis courts * a track * a bandstand * multiple trails * basketball courts ...and playgrounds lure visitors from the five boroughs and beyond. And the views! Sitting ...

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Lost Coast National Recreation Trail

A popular hike in the King Range area, this trail  winds hikers along 26 miles of secluded coastline. The diverse route is a minimum three-day backpacking trip that switches from sandy shores to boulder-covered beaches to coastal prairies with breathtaking ocean vistas. Spectacular wildflower meadows burst into bloom in ...

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I was wondering if it would be possible to have a copy of the "Sequoia & Kings Canyon" guide mailed to us? Thanks
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Please contact us at 212 581 3380 and we'll help you get the guide!
 

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Lands End

At every turn of the trail on this wild and rocky northwestern corner of San Francisco, there is another stunning view. Along the way you’ll see hillsides of cypress and wildflowers, views of old shipwrecks, access to the epic ruins of Sutro Baths, pocket beaches, and a new Lookout ...

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Book Review: Permanent Vacation

Sun and sand. A week away from the office. A briefcase left at home. Swimwear or hiking boots instead of a suit and tie. These ideas are typically what come to mind when one hears “vacation.” However, Editor Kim Wyatt had a different kind of vacation in mind when she published her book Permanent Vacation.

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Swan Falls Loop

Swan Falls Loop, an easy 56-mile paved loop tour, winds from the town of Kuna across the desert and down into the Snake River Canyon. You can see an assortment of raptors, historic structures and American Indian rock art along the drive. Consider stopping at Initial Point for a ...

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Missouri Breaks Back Country Byway

The Missouri Breaks Back Country Byway traverses one of the most geologically unique and historically significant areas in Montana. The Byway begins at the community of Winifred, 38 miles north of Lewistown on Montana Highway 236. The Missouri Breaks National Back Country Byway consists of gravel roads and unsurfaced ...

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