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Preserve Historic Station at Gettysburg

The small train station was only about four years old when it was pressed into service during Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North in July 1863. The western terminus of the Gettysburg Railroad was first used as a field hospital, as so many places were while the battle raged nearby. Later, more than 15,000 wounded soldiers would be transported to care or home from this platform.

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Help Return Native Animals to the Northwest

The Pacific fisher once roamed the forests of the northwestern United States, building dens and raising kits among the old-growth […]

Volunteers at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington, D.C., get ready to pitch in and help the park for National Public Lands Day.

20 Years of “Helping Hands for Public Lands”

UPDATE, September 17: We’ve added three new events in Utah, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, with red asterisks below, for more opportunities […]

The clock tower and administration building in the Pullman Historic District in the 19th century.

Labor Day Has Its Roots in Chicago’s Historic Pullman Neighborhood

With the Labor Day holiday approaching, have you ever wondered why it exists? Long before the backyard family get-togethers and […]

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Gentle Giants: Can the National Parks’ Sequoias Survive Climate Change?

Editor’s note: This story will be featured in the Fall 2013 issue of National Parks magazine, slated to hit mailboxes […]