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One March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law establishing Yellowstone as the first national park in the United States.  For centuries Native Americans lived in the Yellowstone area.  This area was by-passed by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 1800’s (if they had visited this region they may have stopped […]

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FOCUS ON THE BACK ROADS: Remember the Alamo – however do not forget MISSIONS NATIONAL PARK

In the 1600 Spain laid claims on much of the land that is now Texas. With very few settlers and soldiers to protect this area of encroachment by France and England they need to established missions to help win the loyalty of the native people of the area. Beginning in 1690 six missions were established […]

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