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The Great Plains – A National Historic Treasure

The previous post was all about the various National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, and National Grasslands that the Great Plains Trail (GPT) will pass through.  In addition to those area of national interest, the GPT will also cross no … Continue reading

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The National Trails System

The Great Plains Trail, almost regardless of its eventual exact route, will cross several National Historic Trails.  Although both part of the National Trails System, National Historic Trails (NHT) differ from National Scenic Trails (NST) in that their primary focus … Continue reading

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Beavers: Corkscrews and Hats

Leaving South Dakota behind and heading south, we come upon the state of Nebraska.  Nebraska has no National Parks within its boundaries, but does have two interesting National Monuments in its western reaches.  National Parks as well as National Monuments … Continue reading

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