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Friday, September 21st, 2012

  • Zoom out from the tightly cropped image we used for Mystery Photo 56 and you'll find a seat at the soda fountain in the Painted Desert Inn in Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park.

    The stools were created by Civilian Conservation Corp crews using designs by Lyle Bennett, a National Park Service architect, made in 1939.

  • A "red rock" ride through a national park is coming up September 29, but you'll have to head north of the border to participate in it. That's when the Red Rock Parkway in Waterton Lakes National Park will be closed to motor vehicles for a while to give cyclists clear sailing.

    Vehicular traffic will be banned from 9 a.m.

  • The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is one of those special places in nature that doesn’t have an optimal season; whenever you choose to go is a good time to go.

    Trying to beat the heat on a balmy summer afternoon?

  • Rich Latino history can be found throughout the United States, and during Hispanic Heritage Month that history is being celebrated in the National Park System.

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

  • An internal review of the circumstances that led up to the fatal shooting of a Mount Rainier National Park ranger on New Year's Day concluded that the incident could not have been prevented.

    The report into the murder of Margaret Anderson stated that Benjamin Barnes "came to the park well-armed and prepared to harm people, resulting in the tragic loss of a ran