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National Parks

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  • One Small Step For National Colt Park — Now Let's Build It

    One Small Step For National Colt Park — Now Let's  Build It
    Now that Coltsville has finally won National Historic Park designation, we can all sit back and relax, assured that Hartford's problems are over and that its star is finally on the rise. Right? Totally wrong. The designation is just that; Coltsville...
  • Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks

    Congress approves Harriet Tubman national parks
    The Senate passed legislation Friday creating a national park on the Eastern Shore honoring Harriet Tubman, the famed "conductor" of the Underground Railroad who helped slaves flee to freedom before the Civil War. The measure now goes to President...
  • Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval

    Coltsville National Historical Park Wins Final Approval
    HARTFORD — Final congressional approval came Friday for the creation of a Coltsville National Historical Park dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel Colt and the role that his firearms and factory played in the Industrial Revolution. Plans...
  • Coltsville National Park on Verge of Final Approval

    Coltsville National Park on Verge of Final Approval
    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today to approve national park status for Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood, including Samuel Colt’s factory and it’s iconic blue onion dome as well as surrounding buildings and the city’s...
  • Coltsville Finally A National Historic Park

    The sausage-making was a little unorthodox, but after two decades of work, Coltsville will become a National Historic Park. The measure was part of a $577 million defense authorization package passed by the Senate on Friday. President Obama has said...
  • Delaware Water Gap land buys

    Delaware Water Gap land buys
    Two new properties are about to be added to the nearly 70,000-acre Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, using a $66 million mitigation fund negotiated with two electrical utilities. The National Park Service has taken formal possession of a 33....
  • After a long battle, Drake's Bay Oyster Co. packs it in

    After a long battle, Drake's Bay Oyster Co. packs it in
    It's the end of the line for Drake's Bay Oyster Co. On Dec. 31, after a long battle with the National Park Service, the California Coastal Commission, the Department of the Interior and wilderness advocates, owner Kevin Lunny and his family will...
  • Disney tops Facebook's most checked-into places in 2014

    Disney tops Facebook's most checked-into places in 2014
    Facebook users post about their day spent with Mickey Mouse more than visits to New York City, the Grand Canyon or the Vegas Strip.  Data released by Facebook's analysts reveal that out of the social network's one-billion-plus active users, Disney...
  • Blizzard on its way to California, forecasters say

    Blizzard on its way to California, forecasters say
    California is already facing heavy rain, strong winds and flooding with a major storm expected to hit late Wednesday. Now there's a blizzard warning. The National Weather Service has issued the warning for northern communities above 6,000 feet including...
  • After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville

    After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville
    HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome. That city landmark, shaped...
  • For the record

    Pinnacles National Park: In the Nov. 16 Travel section, an article about Pinnacles National Park reversed the driving directions to the park's entrances. The correct routes are: To drive to the west entrance from Los Angeles, take Highway 101 north to...