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Chinese Americans Shaping a Nation
Yosemite National Park
Chinese immigrants in the mid-19th century played an important part in mining communities and shaping the eventual national park.
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Tens of thousands of Chinese laborers risked their health and safety to construct railroads connecting the continent.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
The Chinese American community in San Francisco faced constant threat of relocation, especially after the devastating earthquake of 1906.
The Engines that Could
Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS
In the mid-19th century, an innovative portage system pulled trains over the Allegheny Mountains opening railroad routes farther west.
Klondike Gold Rush NHP
Railroad companies continued to improve technology to make the journey into the dramatic Alaskan landscape more efficient.
Curecanti National Recreation Area
Despite the dangers, a railroad route was constructed along the treacherous cliff walls of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River.
National Park Getaways
This Month's National Park Getaway
Visit the home of a living president to explore his hometown roots and continuing legacy at Jimmy Carter National Historic Site.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Journey to the prairies of Colorado to spy traces of prehistoric life in one of the most diverse fossil deposits in the world.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS
The doors of the Council House have reopened for everyone to explore Bethune's incredible legacy.
Muir Woods National Monument
Walk in the shadows of giants in an old-growth forest of coastal redwoods in northern California.
Last updated: May 1, 2019