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Thursday, October 27th, 2011

  • You can add Monocacy National Battlefield in Maryland to the number of places that can proclaim, "There's an app for that!"

    Tom Gwaltney, the park's archaeologist, produced the iPad app that can serve as a portable reference to the Civil War battle that occurred at Monocacy Junction, just south of Frederick, Maryland, on July 9, 1864.

  • They'll turn the calendar back to 1943 at Gateway National Recreation Area this weekend when volunteers demonstrate how Fort Hancock's battery's were manned and operated during World War II.

    The demonstrations, by Army Ground Forces Association members, are part of the annual Fort Hancock Days Celebration in the NRA's Sandy Hook unit.

  • The Statue of Liberty celebrates a significant anniversary on October 28 with a day-long special event that acknowledges Lady Liberty's history…and launches some high-technology additions to the site.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials on Wednesday announced their preference to extend a moratorium on uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park for 20 years. After a 30-day waiting period, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be able to sign off on the plan.

  • Latest visitation figures show that tourism to the National Park System dipped somewhat in 2010, dropping from 285.5 million in 2009 to 281.3 million last year.