America’s Most Beautiful Landmarks

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The past century-and-a-half has seen the creation of two organizations that work together to protect America’s national treasures. After the first national park, Yellowstone, was established in 1872 to protect the natural beauty of its world-famous geyser basins and wildlife, the U.S. National Park Service was founded in 1916—and now oversees the preservation of hundreds […]

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Oldest Store in America: The Old Country Store and Museum

The Old Country Store and Museum

The Old Country Store and Museum in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, is a rural institution that has become as much a Lakes Region tourist attraction as a neighborhood hangout. The Holden family, which operates the establishment, claims it is the oldest general store in the country and has records dating back to 1781. That’s 235 years old! […]

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Appomattox Court House National Historic Park: The War Is Over

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The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park commemorates the heroic acts which took place in April of 1865 in this, the original village, to bring about the end of the Civil War. Walk the old country lanes where Robert E. Lee, Commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered his men to Ulysses Grant, […]

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4 Historic Sites To Visit This Summer

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Planning a road trip this summer? From sea to shining sea, the U.S. has preserved sites and other areas of national historic significance. A National Historic Site (e.g., Hopewell Furnace, Pennsylvania) is a protected area of national historic significance and usually contains a single historical feature directly associated with its subject. A related but separate designation, the National Historical Park (e.g., […]

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