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César Chávez National Monument in California Created, To Be Managed by National Park Service

César Chávez National Monument in California Created, To Be Managed by National Park ServiceThe federal government has established the César E. Chávez National Monument at Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz in Keene, California, Chávez' home and the headquarters of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) since the early 1970s when Chávez was its president.

The National Park Service will manage the new national monument as the 398th unit of the National Park System in cooperation with the National Chávez Center.
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Arizona’s Fort Bowie Historic Site Continues 150th anniversary Observance in October

Arizona’s Fort Bowie Historic Site Continues 150th anniversary Observance in October A presentation by two noted historians and a performance by the Old Arizona Brass Band this month will help Fort Bowie National Historic Site near Willcox, Arizona mark the 150th anniversary of the Old West fort.

Originally established in 1862, Fort B...
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Alaska Troopers Kill Grizzly that Mauled San Diego Hiker in Denali National Park

Alaska Troopers Kill Grizzly that Mauled San Diego Hiker in Denali National Park Alaska State Troopers, assisting Denali National Park and Preserve rangers and park wildlife biologists, on Saturday shot and killed the male grizzly who mauled to death Richard White, age 49 of San Diego.

The bear was killed as the recovery team atte...
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Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway Opens Monday; Reading Fire 100 Percent Contained

Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway Opens Monday; Reading Fire 100 Percent Contained

Lassen Volcanic National Park Highway, much of it closed to visitors during the Reading Fire, is expected to completely open on Monday, Aug. 27, park officials said.

"The plan is to open the park road at noon, and have it open for through traffic," a ...

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Lassen Volcanic National Park Reading Fire Now 32 Percent Contained

Lassen Volcanic National Park Reading Fire Now 32 Percent Contained A combined task force of fire crews continue to attack northern California's Reading Fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park and Lassen National Forest that as of Aug. 18, 2012 had burned nearly 28,000 acres and is only 32 percent contained.

Lassen Nati...
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