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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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Winter 2015 Forum Journal: Strategies for Saving National Treasures

In the past, editorial cartoonists routinely depicted determined preservationists having a last-minute face-off with looming bulldozers to protest the demolition of a grand old courthouse or historic theater. While that approach may have grabbed the headlines 50 years ago, today the preservation...

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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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2012 11 Most Endangered Historic Places List Announced

Eleven sites as varied and colorful as our country’s history. Eleven sites in places such as Billings County, North Dakota, and Atlanta, Georgia. Sites dating from 1776 and from 1942, and sites as diverse as Yosemite Valley bridges and Joe Frazier’s gym in Philadelphia. Eleven sites...