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Monday, July 13, 2015

A Fun Filled Fourth

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This past 4th of July was the first time I was able to experience a Midwestern hometown parade filled with tons of candy and smiles. We at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, were invited to participated in the annual 4th of July parade in Rockport Indiana, roughly a 20 minute drive south of Lincoln City. This was the second time I had been featured in a parade since my arrival in May and I absolutely loved…
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[caption id="attachment_2013" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Governors Island Existing Conditions[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2093" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Governors Island Treatment Plan Proposal[/caption] Hello everyone! Last week started off with a well needed session of tutorials of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign from one of our other interns at the office, Ashley. Even though I have experience with these programs, I am self taught, thus having someone to give me extra tips on short cuts and things I didn’t know of …
Friday, July 10, 2015

'MERICA!

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Hey friends! Hope your 4th of July week/weekend was great! Words cannot even describe how much fun I am having here in Wyoming. Monday was a fairly regular day here at the LRS Preserve. Long lines of cars, hundreds of visitors, and a lot of heat. The days are always filled with lots of activities and definitely lots and lots of smiles and laughter, so one could say it never gets boring. That evening was…
Friday, July 10, 2015

Discover SF! at Alcatraz Island

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On the second week of the Discover SF! Youth Heritage Program, our group of students and program leaders visited a National Historic Landmark, Alcatraz Island. Park Ranger Benny Batom introduced us to the history of the island through various artifacts from the significant time periods of the island’s history. The time periods of Alcatraz Island that we covered during our visit were: its use as a U.S. military fort (1850-1934), its use as a federal…
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As you all may be familiar with the Pyramids in Egypt, the Colosseum in Rome, and many other well known world historic places, San Antonio Missions has just been put up in that ranking class level and will be known worldwide as of July 5, 2015. NPS here at San Antonio have put in a lot of work in getting this site recognized thanks to our archaeologist Susan Snow who has spent the last 3…
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Picture this- Pennacook Indians and neighboring tribes meeting at the near mile drop of the Pawtucket Falls, fishing for salmon and sturgeon in the bountiful Merrimack river. Fast forward to 1655, fifteen European families settle in their new agricultural home, Chelmsford, specifically East Chelmsford. Now, add one factory complex in 1823- the Merrimack Manufacturing Company- and rename the whole region Lowell in 1826. Add 39 more mill buildings running from 5 a.m to 7 p.m…
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I helped with another camp hosted by the Castillo but this time it was centered more on the history of the Castillo rather than Fort Matanzas. This camp had a range of activities with each day focusing on different aspects of the history such as what the Native Americans felt during their imprisonment at the Castillo and what the Spanish soldiers did and wore. The activities ranged from very hands on such as, creating a…
Friday, July 10, 2015

18th Century Guns are Fun?

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Hey everyone! Time has passed by quickly. I hope everyone is enjoying their site and learning learning about the history of the NPS and your National Park. I want to share with you a unique experience I had during my site’s training week. I got to learn how to shoot an 18th century musket that would have been used by the colonial militia and British army during that time. I am now certified to shoot…
Friday, July 10, 2015

More Adventures, More Experiences

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A lot has happened in the past two weeks it's hard to keep track of everything! I really can't believe it's nearing the end of my third week here - time is going by too fast. So, last week I began researching for the rock art and hunting and fishing exhibit I'm working on. I read for about 3 or 4 days so I always left work with my brain fried. But I got a…
Friday, July 10, 2015

Can You Be The Next Lincoln?

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My program titled, "Can You be the Next Lincoln?" is a ranger program sponsored through the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial that is presented weekly on Wednesdays. This program focuses on asking young kids: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I believe that kids, particularly Hispanic youth, are often discouraged from dreaming big. After taking part in my program, I want children to know that it is possible for them to come…
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I cannot believe that another two weeks have passed! I was looking through my phone trying to find an image to use as my feature image and couldn't pick one. As I begin my fourth week and reflect on the last two, I still can't bring myself to truly believe that I am here, over three thousand miles away from my family. The time difference is killer; we are always missing our phone calls and…
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Hola todos! This past week has flown by so quickly – it is already at the midpoint of the internship program, and with weeks just flying by it seems that the following five will surely attempt to go by without much apology. [caption id="attachment_1901" align="aligncenter" width="550"] DC LHIP Interns at the NPS Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony at the Department of the Interior Building[/caption] The past two weeks have been amazing! I was fortunate enough to…
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Hello, everyone! This is my first blog post and first off, I am so excited to begin this adventure in a new part of the country. My name is Edrea Mendoza and I am 22 years old. I just finished my undergraduate degree at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. I received my BA in History with minors in Sociology and Political Science. Although I did not have a specialization, I wrote my thesis…
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Hello! Jose Gonzalez here. I just completed my first week working at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. I am working in the Archaeological and Cultural Resources Department. These images are of a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) map I am working on with another staff member to create new trail segments. I am so glad to be using GIS, because I know it is a skill which is in very high demand for environmental…
Monday, July 06, 2015

From 10 Million to 10 Thousand

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Astoria, Oregon is a city where everyone knows everyone. With a population of less than 10,000 it shouldn't be surprising. Coming from a big city like Los Angeles, where the population is 3.8 million in the city and 10 million county wide, I wasn't sure how I would adjust. Living here for a week already I could say that it's different, but a good different. One thing that I quickly noticed is that there is…
Sunday, July 05, 2015

Lewis and Clark Update

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After two weeks, staff training is now over. I enjoyed learning gun safety, CPR, and kayaking with all 50 staff members of the park. Now, it's nice to begin working on my own projects. My internship is divided into two parts: interpretation and cultural resources. For interpretation, I will be adapting current public programs into Spanish and creating new programs that will relate better with the Latino community. One idea I'm playing around is incorporating…
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