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One ton boulder mysteriously missing from Arizona forest has mysteriously returned

Last month, the "Wizard Rock," an iconic 1-ton boulder, mysteriously vanished without a trace from Arizona's Prescott National Forest. It was the third boulder disappearance in the region over the last few months. Now, Prescott National Forest officials report that the Wizard Rock has mysteriously returned. From CNN:

The slab of black rock with ...

Late night stumble into Yellowstone’s Old Faithful results in trip to burn ward

A gentleman apparently wandered off the DESIGNATED PATH and was burnt pretty bad, ******* about near Old Faithful.

The water is hot, bro.


Siemers was able to walk back to the Old Faithful Inn, where he was staying near the geyser, and call for help around midnight.

Park rangers thought there were signs he had been drinking, ...

National Parks Service publishes hi-rez scans of Heinrich Berann’s iconic, panoramic paintings of America’s parks

In the 1980s and 1990s, the National Parks Service commissioned Heinrich Berann to produce gorgeous, panoramic paintings of America's beautiful national parks as part of an advertising campaign; this week the NPS published high-resolution scans of these images for free downloading.

These have been available on Wikimedia Commons since 2007, when they were fetched ...

The tree that inspired Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax has fallen

The tree thought to have inspired Theodor Seuss Geisel's 1971 book The Lorax has fallen down. The Monterey Cypress tree stood for 80 to 100 years at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California, Geisel's home for almost 50 years. From CNN:

Tim Graham (of the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department) said there ...

Free “National Park” typeface that looks like the wood signs on the trails

National Park is a free typeface from The Design Outside Studio based on the "National Park Service signs that are carved using a router bit." Studio founder and University of Kansas design professor Jeremy Shellhorn was visiting Rocky Mountain National Park when inspiration hit. He writes:

I had a sketchbook with me and took some ...

The National Park Service’s version of the FBI is no joke

No, they aren't after people who litter. The National Park Service's Investigative Services Branch (ISB) of 33 special agents handle the rapes, murders, assaults, robberies, poaching, drug smuggling, and other big crimes that occur on the 85 million acres of United States parks, historical sites, monuments, and other NPS turf. From Outside:

) ISB agents are a ...


10.02.2009 · Posted in Business News Article

For those of us living in the modern world it is difficult to comprehend how the actions of one brave woman could have changed the course of history. Turn back the clock to December 1st, 1955 and we find that this is exactly the case for Rosa Parks. The bold move made by Ms. Parks ...


10.02.2009 · Posted in Business News Article

There are many stories of brave and rebellious patriots that have risen from the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Few are more celebrated than the quiet seamstress whose actions lead to the ultimate fall of legalized segregation. The story is of Rosa Parks, often referred to as the mother of ...


10.02.2009 · Posted in Business News Article

Each year as school bells ring and children open their history books they hear the story of Rosa Parks. What they read and hear is how her one brave act was a key turning point in the fight for Civil Rights in the United States. It is certain that no matter how well the teacher ...


10.02.2009 · Posted in Business News Article

There are many things that we take for granted today. Among these are the Civil Rights to which American citizens are entitled. As we move through our day to day lives it is very easy to forget that brave men and women made many sacrifices in order for us to have those freedoms. One such ...