Historic Sites

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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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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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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Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park

This park features: Bike Trails, Dog Park, Historic Features, Nature/Walking Trail, Picnicking/Picnic Tables, ...

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Bataan Park

Bataan Monument is an historic park honoring the soldiers in WWII Battle of Bataan. Spectacular view of the Olympic mountains, one acre grassland, picnic tables, 2 ...

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Griggs Park

Have a great time at this park! Some of the amenities include: Griggs Park is located on a former wetland, in an enclave surrounded by houses and apartment buildings. Willow trees line the circular park. Amemorial garden overlooks the wetland. The vegetated central portion attracts birds. The pathway ...

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Phipps Street Burying Ground

Features at this location include: Historic ...

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John S Gibson Jr Park

This is a pocket park, is unstaffed, and is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Facility Features: Fisherman memorial, landscaped park, merchant marine ...

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