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Unlocking the Locks: Willamette Falls, Oregon

By Peggy Sigler and Sandy Carter Located in Clackamas County, on the southeastern edge of Portland, Oregon, the magnificent Willamette Falls , carved from basalt during the Ice Age floods , create a natural stopping place on the navigable Willamette River. Since time immemorial,...

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Protecting Zoar: A Partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Credit: Andy Donaldson The Village of Zoar National Treasure campaign kicked off on June 6, 2012, the same day that the community was declared one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. After more than a year of regular involvement by the National Trust to help...

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National Treasures and the Army Corps of Engineers

Historic preservationists and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may seem like unlikely allies, but they often find themselves in close association nonetheless. A broad array of activities fall under the Army Corps’ purview, and preservationists often find themselves working with the Corps...

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It Takes a Village: New Legislation and Creative Partnerships at the Village of Zoar

Zoar helps tell the story of immigration to the United States. Credit: Ohio Historical Society With only 196 residents, the village of Zoar may be small, but it has a growing number of advocates stepping up to help save the historic community--including some friends in Congress...

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