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Jul 7, 2011

C. Fraser Smith: Yellowstone’s magic and majesty

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Traffic slows and everyone looks for the park rangers who always seem to be around when something’s afoot on the highways. What is afoot? Bear? Bison? What? Black bear, says the ranger. Where? “Close enough to eat me,” he says with a constrained burst of laughter. A mama bear and […]

Jun 13, 2011

Park service proposes C&O Canal upgrades in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — The National Park Service said Monday it aims to make the western Maryland town of Williamsport a star attraction of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, complete with a turn-of the-20th-century town square and boat rides along more than ¾ of a mile of the canal. The ambitious plan is detailed […]

Mar 7, 2011

C&O Canal plans tourist boat in Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — The National Park Service says it’s launching a tourist boat this spring in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park at Williamsport. Ranger Curt Gaul says the boat will seat 15 to 18 people. He says it will resemble launches used as work and recreational vessels in the late 1800s and early […]

Feb 21, 2011

Actor retraces Lincoln’s inaugural journey to DC

WASHINGTON — An actor is retracing President Lincoln’s journey from Springfield, Ill., to Washington to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his inauguration. Fritz Klein is making the journey as part of a program sponsored by the National Park Service. He began Feb. 11 and is scheduled to arrive in Washington on Wednesday. Lincoln made the […]

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