Lassen Volcanic National Park: Exploring a Restless Landscape

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Here, on the Cascade Range in Northern California, we’re gaping at a large pool of bubbling mud the color of mushroom soup gone very, very bad. A rotten-egg smell fills the air. The smell is hydrogen sulfide. After all, we’re at a place called the Sulphur Works. One hundred eighty-one degrees. Impressive. The interesting thing […]

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Celebrate the National Park Service 100th Birthday: #FindYourPark During August

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The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday throughout the month of August. With special events across the country, and free admission to all 412 parks from August 25 through August 28, the National Park Service is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark for the centennial. “August—our […]

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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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