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Monday, January 9th, 2012

  • Editor's note: One of the most trampled units of the National Park System is Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southwestern Arizona, where drug runners, illegal immigrants, and pursuing Border Patrol agents have zigzagged through the monument's wilderness.

  • Hernando de Soto was a brutal man. In his 4,000-mile trek, he and his men overwhelmed Indian villages, took many Indians as slave porters, and destroyed native cultures.

  • While the best way to tour Manassas National Battlefield is with a park interpreter, a second option is with the "Bull Run Battle App" developed for Android smartphones by the Civil War Trust.

    The Trust, the nation’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, worked with NeoTreks, Inc., to develop the GPS

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

  • Strong economy or weak economy, Yellowstone National Park is proving to be a strong attraction, as the park in 2011 attracted more than 3 million visitors for the fifth straight year.

  • The National Park Foundation has set up a memorial fund to benefit the two young daughters of Ranger Margaret Anderson, who was shot and killed in the line of duty on New Year's Day.

    On New Year’s Day, the national parks community suffered a great loss as Ranger Margaret Anderson at Mount Rainier National Park was tragically shot and killed.