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Feb 25th
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An anonymous tip has led to the recovery of five Native American petroglyph panels cut out from a major rock art site on the Volcanic Tableland north of Bishop, California in late 2012.

"We got all five of the panels back," David Christy, a spokesperson for Bureau of Land Management (BLM), told OldWestNewWest.com Travel & History Magazine on Feb. 1, 2013. "Our folks got the anonymous tip, and we went out and got them."
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The White River, along with its watershed, has been named the nation's second National Blueway.

Flowing for over 700 miles from its headwaters in the Ozarks to its mouth at the Mississippi River, the White River drains a watershed spanning 17.8 million acres across 60 counties in Arkansas and Missouri.
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The historic St. Paul Union Depot (SPUD) in St. Paul, Minn. has reopened to the public following a $243 million rehabilitation project that transformed the 1923 building into a 21st century multimodal transportation hub.

Initially served by
Metro Transit buses, other transportation options will be added over the next few years. Jefferson City intercity buses will begin stopping at the station in early 2013, followed by Amtrak's twice daily Empire Builder in September.
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Reward money is being offered to help find the vandals who damaged or destroyed irreplaceable Native American petroglyph panels at a major rock art site on the Volcanic Tableland north of Bishop, California.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office and the Bishop Paiute Tribe are offering $2,000 in reward money, $1,000 each, for information leading to the arrest/conviction of the responsible individuals.
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Following a goal to preserve America's history, cultural and natural heritage, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has designated 13 sites in the West as national historic landmarks and one additional site as a national natural landmark.

The 14 locations in the West, announced Oct. 17, 2012, were part of a total designation of 27 national landmarks across the country as places that possess exceptional value and quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the nation.
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