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Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Experience The Lewis And Clark National Historic Trail This June

The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail staff invites you to #FindYourTrail in June along the 3,700-mile route, with more than 100 sites along the way. Many diverse groups -- federal, tribal, state and local agencies, and public and private organizations -- work together to provide opportunities for visitors to experience and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

All Set For The West: Union Pacific And The National Parks

Abraham Lincoln saw in the name renewal—the Union Pacific. Chartered by Congress in 1862, it was a railroad forged out of the depths of civil war. Lincoln then fervently hoped to heal the Union by stretching its tracks across the West. Finally, with Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, the great undertaking could begin. By then, Lincoln had been assassinated, but the Union would indeed endure.

National Park Road Trip 2010: The Corps of Discovery Returns to the Dakotas

Greetings from Bismark, the capital of North Dakota, one of our country’s few economically vibrant states. A low unemployment rate (4.1%), a state budget surplus ($800 million over two years), and an optimistic outlook; that’s what comes with a limited population sitting atop loads of coal, oil, and natural gas.

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