Archived Posts – November 2021

A River Runs Through Us


What river is home to a quarter of all fish species in North America?  Is the transportation corridor for nearly two-thirds of all grain exported from the United States?  Is the focal point for a National Park Service site in Minnesota?

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Make the Most of Winter


Ice skating, holiday lights and music, cozy igloos, sweet s’mores and fireworks – now THAT’s a way to enjoy winter!  All this and more is happening during Winterfest in downtown St. Louis.

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Honoring America’s First Inhabitants


.Many national parks and public lands are located on what was once the ancestral territories of Indigenous people. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we think it’s fitting to briefly explore the Indigenous history of our partner parks.

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Inspiration for your Thanksgiving Table


If you’re a history buff looking to re-create the sumptuous tables and extravagant meals from the past, have we got a book for you!  There’s nothing like lavish recipes from the 1800s to get your mouth watering, and your Thanksgiving plans started.

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A Symbol of the Struggle for Educational Equality


This month marks 23 years that Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas became part of the National Park Service.  On Nov. 6, 1998, President Bill Clinton signed legislation designating the school and nearby properties as a National Historic Site.  Do you know why?

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