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San Francisco’s Famed Cliff House Marks 150th Anniversary

San Francisco’s Famed Cliff House Marks 150th AnniversarySan Francisco's famous Cliff House celebrates its 150-year anniversary this year, having survived earthquakes, fires, and the Pacific Ocean's pounding, turbulent waves.

Constructed in 1863, the year of the Battle of Gettysburg, and renovated three times, the Cliff House is among a rarified number of U.S. restaurants still in operation dating from the Civil War period in U.S. history.
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Yosemite

Yosemite National Park Remains Open; Rim Fire Burning in Hetch Hetchy Area

Yosemite National Park Remains Open; Rim Fire Burning in Hetch Hetchy Area While the Rim Fire has burned into Yosemite National Park, rangers said on Aug. 30, 2013, that the majority of the park remains unaffected by the fire and the park is open for visitors.

"Only 6 percent of Yosemite's land mass is on fire," said Kari Co...
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Other NPs

National Parks Re-open Across the West

National Parks Re-open Across the West National parks and monuments throughout the West reopened Friday morning, Oct. 18, 2913, as federal appropriations legislation signed by President Obama got the federal government working again. Park rangers were busy Thursday night and into Friday g...
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Grand Teton

New Grand Teton National Park Visitor Reflects Character of the West

New Grand Teton National Park Visitor Reflects Character of the West Grand Teton National Park has a new $18.5 million visitor center, and for the 4 million tourists who come each year to see one of the West's natural wonders it couldn't have come at a better time.

Built in 1961, the original visitor center near the pa...
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Yellowstone

Hikers, Skiers Cautioned as Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Begin Leaving Their Dens

Hikers, Skiers Cautioned as Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Begin Leaving Their Dens

Bears are emerging from hibernation in the Greater Yellowstone Area, and rangers are advising hikers, skiers and snowshoers to stay in groups of three of more, to make noise on the trail and carry bear spray.

On March 12, 2012 Yellowstone National Par...

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