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Monument Designation Protects World-Class Cultural Resources at Bears Ears

In southeastern Utah, a pair of buttes known as Bears Ears stand out on a landscape that includes some of the most significant cultural resources in the nation. The cultural and archaeological sites in the area surrounding Bears Ears—Ice Age hunting camps, prehistoric villages, cliff...

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Threatened Treasures: Creating Lists of Endangered Sites (2001)

Ideas for bringing attention to endangered sites through a publicized list of threatened historic resources. #11Most #PreservationTools

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Announcing the 2016 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Yesterday the National Trust for Historic Preservation unveiled its 2016 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places . To mark this announcement, Preservation Leadership Forum pulled together resources that provide context, lessons learned, or additional information about the...

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California State Parks In Crisis: A Warning for Other States

California, land of contrasts. From the towering snowcapped peaks of the mighty Sierra to the golden sands and rolling surf… When writing about California, hackneyed prose and tourist brochure clichés come all too easy. While there’s no doubt that the luster of the Golden...

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Save the Courthouses

When historic Hill County Courthouse in Hillsboro, Texas, burned nearly to the ground on New Year`s Day 1993, it was a watershed event for Texas preservationists. Magnificent as they are, the 220-plus historic courthouses that dot the state had come to be taken for granted. When one was all but...

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It’s Full Count for San Diego’s Warehouse District

The 1998 baseball season was a good one for San Diego fans. The Padres made it to the World Series. When Padres CEO and president Larry Lucchino, who had overseen construction of popular Camden Yards for the Baltimore Orioles, proposed building a new ball park downtown, he won strong support...

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Preserving Route 66: A Federal Perspective

We have all driven automobile highways as an inevitable necessity of our daily lives. While we often take them for granted, on closer inspection their impact on society and the built environment is profound. Increasingly, the history and importance of America’s highway systems have come...

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Amidst a Whirlwind: Virginia's Battlefields Face a Difficult Future

Preserving battlefields (or any national park for that matter) is, in terms of intellectual process, a fairly simple matter: define where the frontier (the boundary) between the modern and the historic is to be, then decide what that frontier will look like and how it will function. For the...

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Making the Most of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places List

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, first issued in 1988, is the National Trust’s most wide reaching media campaign for bringing attention to significant places in desperate need of notice and help. ...