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Fourth of July Accidents at National Parks Prompt Rescues, Leave One Dead

Fourth of July Accidents at National Parks Prompt Rescues, Leave One DeadA series of accidents in National Parks in the West over the Fourth of July 2012 holiday has left one father dead and two park visitors requiring advanced life support medical responses.

The most serious accident took place July 4 at Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington state.

According to park rangers, a visitor was intentionally sliding down a slope in a controlled manner with his son in the Edith Creek area of the Paradise meadows.
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Weather Hampers Recovery of Fallen Mt. Rainier Climbing Ranger

Weather Hampers Recovery of Fallen Mt. Rainier Climbing Ranger Efforts to recover the body of Mount Rainier National Park Climbing Ranger Nick Hall continued Sunday, June 24, 2012, with bad weather and predictions of more snow and clouds hampering operations.

Hall, 33, fell approximately 2,500 feet down the Emmon...
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Rescue of Final Mt. Rainier Climber, Recovery of Ranger’s Body, Continues

Rescue of Final Mt. Rainier Climber, Recovery of Ranger’s Body, Continues White-out conditions at 10,000 feet continue to hamper rescue efforts to bring the final climber off Mt. Rainier, a rescue attempt that claimed the life of National Park Service Ranger Nick Hall on Thursday, June 21, 2012.

As of late afternoon Friday,...
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Civil War Ambulance Wagon Now On Display at Fort Scott in Kansas

Civil War Ambulance Wagon Now On Display at Fort Scott in Kansas A hand-crafted reproduction of a Civil War-era ambulance wagon is now on exhibit at Fort Scott National Historic Site in Kansas and will enhance visitor understanding of Fort Scott's role in America's bloodiest conflict.

The ambulance, historically us...
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Washita Battlefield Readies Summer Interpretive Programs

Washita Battlefield Readies Summer Interpretive Programs Washita Battlefield National Historic Site near Cheyenne, Okla. will initiate its regularly scheduled summer interpretive talks and tours beginning Memorial Day weekend May 26, 2012.

The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River...
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