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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Veterans Park

A memorial park dedicated to area veterans who have defended the freedoms we all hold so dear. The park features statues representing the various branches of the US Military and a Memorial Wall and Stone with plaques honoring local military personnel. Located at Central and 32nd next to City ...

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Veterans Memorial

Veterans Park is a passive Park that pays tribute to the brave men and women of the armed forces who served our Country. Purchase a memorial plate to pay tribute to a loved one. Park is open daily from 7am to ...

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Turner Plaza Park

Have a great time at this park! Some of the amenities include: Memorial ...

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Ely Square Park

This 1 acre park features: Historic monuments, veteran's memorial, ...

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Cannonsburgh Village Trailhead

This southernmost trailhead is adjacent to the restored village of Cannonsburgh and is the beginning of the Lytle Creek trail which passes through the most urban portion of the greenway. Local businesses are accessible to those wishing to purchase a beverage, snack, or full meal. After crossing under Broad ...

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