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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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When Top Billing Means Most Threatened

Since the National Trust published its first list of "America`s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places" in 1988, statewide and local preservation organizations around the country have adapted the idea to their needs as well. While the result may be the "top ten" lists you`d least like to be on,...


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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. ...


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Saving Historic Roads

Across the United States our historic roads are in danger. They are being lost at an alarming rate to replacement, realignment, and outright destruction. At risk are our parkways, first transcontinental highways, and early freeways. While interest in these roads as historic resources is...


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The Awesome Power of Volunteers

Using a heater to warm the epoxy, stone conservator Dean Ruedrich and a helper reassemble a statue at Congressional Cemetery during a massive volunteer effort last fall. It didn`t take long after Congressional Cemetery achieved the dubious distinction of inclusion among the National Trust`s ...


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New Tools to Fight Teardowns

The problem of teardowns isn’t going away. The National Trust sounded the alarm back in 2002 when it put “Teardowns in Historic Neighborhoods, Nationwide” on its list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The listing warned: “Across the nation a...


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National Trust: We Don`t `Demonize` Wal-Mart

N ote: It caused quite a stir when the National Trust named the state of Vermont to its 2004 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, citing the onslaught of big box retail development, notably plans by Wal- Mart to build seven new superstores there. Media throughout Vermont...