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Archaeology: The Past Comes Alive in Our National Forests

In August 1888, 650 men and officers from forts Douglas, Bridger, and Duchesne gathered in Strawberry Valley, Utah, outside of Salt Lake City, for the first large-scale army maneuvers in the West. Although small by modern standards, this exercise was a major event in military preparedness. Its...


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Unearthing Truth: Sugar Land’s Past and Future

By Hanna Kim An affluent suburb of Houston, Sugar Land is lauded for its ethnic diversity, educated workforce, beautiful neighborhoods, excellent schools, and handsome town center. Recent events, however, have exposed a disturbing history, creating national and even international headlines and...

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Envisioning the Ghost Fleet of the Potomac National Marine Sanctuary

By Carrie Villar and Sharee Williamson In October the National Trust for Historic Preservation announced the Ghost Fleet of the Potomac as a new National Treasure, with the ultimate goal of establishing a new national marine sanctuary . Consisting of approximately 200 known wrecks, more...

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Fall 2003 Forum Journal: "Is It Real?" Exploring Authenticity at Historic Sites

Table of Contents * Introduction by Byrd Wood * A Place for Authenticity at Lincoln Cottage by William A. Dupont, AIA * Recent Investigations at Montpelier; Introduction by Michael Quinn; by Mark R. Wenger and Myron O. Stachiw * Exploring the Boundary: Archeological Authenticity...

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Fall 2008 Forum Journal: Viewpoints

​ Table of Contents Interstate Safety Rest Areas: Enhancing the American Travel Experience by Joanna Dowling Considering Archeology: What Site Stewards Should Know by Scott M. Grammer The Paradores of Spain: A Sojourn to Refresh the Preservation Soul by Theodore Ligibel ...

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National Marine Sanctuaries: Protecting History Underwater

In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the National Marine Sanctuaries Act , which authorized the Secretary of Commerce to designate and protect areas of the marine environment that possess special national significance. This federal law was the first to specifically call for the protection of...

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[VIDEO] From Chaco Canyon to Chimney Rock: A Landscape Worth Protecting

Published in 2014 this video from the National Trust transports you to this historic landscape through a seldom-seen aerial perspective that illustrates the Chaco sites, their connectivity to the landscape, and the threats they face from energy development in the San Juan Basin. ...


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Archeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA)

Primary federal statute governing archeological resources. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection . Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2008. ...


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Abandoned Shipwreck Act

Federal law vesting title to abandoned shipwrecks found in state territorial waters, thereby enabling the preservation of historic shipwrecks. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...


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Blog Series: Why Do Old Places Matter?

Note: Tom Mayes' popular Why Do Old Places Matter? series is now available as a book Why Old Places Matter. Order the book today . In 2013 Tom Mayes, the deputy general counsel at the National Trust for Historic preservation, was selected as a winner of the Rome Prize , which is awarded...

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