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Take a Virtual Tour of Ulysses Grant’s Life

Ulysses S. Grant lived in many places throughout his lifetime. Now that the year-long celebration of the Ulysses S. Grant Bicentennial has come to an end, we thought it was a perfect time to visit a range of historic sites around the country where you can trace the growth and development of our 18th president.  From homes to memorials to museums, each of these 11 sites provides a unique perspective on the life and legacy of our 18th president.

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The Paradox of Thomas Jefferson

How many superlatives can one use to describe Thomas Jefferson? First and foremost, he was a Founding Father whose defense of democracy and individual rights motivated American colonists to break away from Britain and form a new nation. As principal author of the Declaration of Independence, he inspired human rights movements around the world with his assertion that “all men are created equal” and that they had a right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Jefferson was also the first American Secretary of State, the second vice-president, and the third president. During his presidential term, he peacefully negotiated…

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Voyageurs National Park: 80 Years in the Making

Voyageurs National Park is a wonderland of lakes, streams, forests, and wildlife. It is also one of the few places in North America where you can see and touch rocks half the age of the Earth. The exposed rock is the southern edge of the Canadian Shield, the gigantic dome of volcanic bedrock that forms the core of the continent. As this special site gets ready to celebrate its 52nd year as a national park on January 8, it’s worth looking back on its controversial beginnings. Voyageurs is a park that took 80 years to create!

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Keep Out the Winter Chill

Now that most of us are in the throes of Ol’ Man Winter, what better time to make sure you have the right clothes and drinkware to keep you warm. Luckily, our partner parks offer a wide range of winter-ready products.

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