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One Year Later: Park Service Recommendations for Expanding César Chávez Monument into Comprehensive Historic Park

Ever plan a birthday party where no one shows up? Sadly, the César E. Chávez National Monument could not commemorate […]

Yosemite in Autumn: An Insider’s View

Millions of people visit Yosemite each year to explore its dramatic landscapes. But with so many popular tourist spots, what […]

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Mormon Pioneer Highlights Fierce Determination in a Rugged Landscape

This story is part of our series on national heritage areas, the large lived-in landscapes managed through innovative partnerships to […]

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Silos and Smokestacks Showcases Farming and Food Production in America’s Heartland

This story is part of our series on national heritage areas, the large lived-in landscapes managed through innovative partnerships to […]

Gettysburg Train Station. Photo (c) Alan Spears/NPCA

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.