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Paddling Into The Past On Rainy Lake At Voyageurs National Park

It was a calm and warm mid-September day when my friend Jeff and I put our canoe in the water at the Rainy Lake Visitor Center boat ramp. Jeff is a park ranger at Grand Canyon National Park and I was excited to show him the sites of some of the most interesting historic events that took place on Rainy Lake inside what is now Voyageurs National Park. As we paddled away from the boat ramp the North Woods were in all their splendor. A loon dove under the water no more than 50 yards away and an eagle soared overhead. The very first hint of fall color shone on a few of the scattered aspens on the lakeshore.
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Interior Secretary Draws Ire For Saying One-Third Of His Employees Are Disloyal

In sports parlance it's called an unforced error. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made one the other day when he was captured stating that roughly one-third of his vast workforce is not loyal to him or President Trump. The comment quickly was condemned, including by some who wagered that the percentage was much higher.
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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Launches Accessible Virtual Tours Of Historic Buildings

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, Alaska, has launched new virtual reality tours of park buildings. Now you can explore some of Skagway’s most significant historic buildings from home. Enjoy a stroll through the park museum, experience the fascinating Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum, and see how a pioneer family lived at the Moore House.
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Mark The 60th Anniversary Of Sputnik At Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

“Beep. Beep. Beep.” The signal from the Soviet satellite known as Sputnik terrified Americans in the fall of 1957 and changed the world. If the Russians could put a satellite into space, it stood to reason that they could launch a nuclear missile to the United States.
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