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New Totem Poles Raised At Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve

The serene shores of Glacier Bay have become even more meaningful with the raising of two spectacular Tlingit totem poles in Bartlett Cove. In a heartwarming day of friendship and collaboration, the Hoonah Indian Association and the National Park Service joined together in the spirit of Woosh ji.een and raised the 20-foot, 2,000-pound red cedar totems into place. Elaborate carvings on the Eagle and Raven poles were designed by HIA to represent the various clans associated with Hoonah and Glacier Bay homeland.
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Sandy Solitude On Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the traditional start of the summer tourism season. In places like the Four Corners region, it may be the busiest time of the year as people try to visit the national parks before the summer heat arrives. I love the region but I dislike crowds. So, when I found time for a week off at Memorial Day last year, the challenge was clear: could I visit a Southwestern national park without the crowds? As a lover of wilderness, the challenge was even greater: could I find solitude in that park?
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Three Days In The Shenandoah: Stonewall Jackson At Front Royal And Winchester

More than 150 years after its conclusion, the Civil War continues to be dissected by authors who examine and re-examine the motives and strategies of the major players on both sides of the country-wrenching conflict. In Three Days In The Shenandoah, Gary Ecelbarger clears the fog of time to bring forward a more detailed analysis of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's 1862 crushing foray on Union forces at Front Royal and Winchester, Virginia.
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Smokies Hike Shows Off Views Of Appalachian Trail And Work Of Ridge Runners

The Appalachian Trail, which runs for more than 71 miles through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, showcases world-famous views, and helpers known as Ridge Runners keep visitors safe and informed while maintaining the popular trail. Both the views and the work of the Ridge Runners will be featured in a hike on June 13 organized by the Friends of the Smokies.
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