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Celebrate Independence Day with FREE shipping on orders over $25 on eParks.com, through July 6th. As always, the proceeds from your purchases fund vital interpretive and educational programs in America's national parks. Shop now: www.eparks.com/store/ ...

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Charles J. Guiteau shot President James A. Garfield in the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, DC, on this day in 1881. The 20th president's home in Mentor, Ohio, is now preserved as the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Learn more: www.nps.gov/jaga/index.htm ...

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Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, also known as the Comte de Rochambeau, was born in Vendome, France, on this day in 1725. A French nobleman and general, Rochambeau played a major role in helping America win independence during the American Revolution by serving as commander-in-chief of the French Expeditionary Forces. His life and legacy is commemorated by the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail. Learn more: www.nps.gov/waro/historyculture/general-rochambeau.htm ...

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We have a new book in stock in our Eastern National bookstore. Images of Modern America: Altoona by Jared Frederick has just hit the shelves. Come #FindYourPark and pick up a copy soon. (dkb)

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Harpers Ferry National Monument was established on this day in 1944. The park preserves almost 4,000 acres in West Virginia, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Notable as the site of John Brown's 1859 Abolitionist uprising, the park also includes the historic town of Harpers Ferry, a center of 19th century industry. The park was redesignated as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in 1963. Learn more: www.nps.gov/hafe/index.htm ...

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The Jefferson Memorial was authorized on this day in 1934. Dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, the neoclassical structure is constructed of marble, and features a 19 foot-tall bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson, along with excerpts of Jefferson's writing inscribed on the interior walls. Learn more: www.nps.gov/thje/index.htm Image: Joe Ravi ...

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Check out our newest book, "Guidebook to American Values and Our National Parks," written by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis. The book examines the evolution of the national park idea, and lists more than 50 values—such as bravery, patriotism, honesty, sacrifice, and honor- and provides examples of parks that demonstrate them. Learn more: www.eparks.com/store/product/123318/Guidebook-to-American-Values-and-Our-National-Parks/ ...

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North Korean forces equipped with Soviet-made weapons invaded South Korea on this day in 1950, beginning the Korean War. The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, honors those Americans who served in the three-year conflict. Learn more: www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm ...

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