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Celebrate St. Louis’ 250th Anniversary with the National Park Service

Celebrate St. Louis’ 250th Anniversary with the National Park ServiceIn celebration of the City of St. Louis' 250th anniversary, on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, the National Park Service will host free special events to recognize the rich history of the city and the deep passion of its early founders.

At 11 a.m., living history portrayers will re-enact when Auguste Chouteau returned to the spot Pierre Laclede marked as the site of a fur trading post west of the Mississippi River.
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Union Pacific Marks 150th Anniversary with Celebration at California’s Old Sacramento

Union Pacific Marks 150th Anniversary with Celebration at California’s Old Sacramento Union Pacific Railroad will continue its year-long sesquicentennial anniversary celebration with a huge, two-day signature event at California's Old Sacramento Sept. 29-30, 2012.

The free event will commemorate 150 years since President Abraham Lincol...
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Montana’s Ghost Towns Virginia City, Nevada City Bring Old West To Life

Montana’s Ghost Towns Virginia City, Nevada City Bring Old West To Life Ever dream of being in an old Western, where you mosey into the saloon, holsters and chaps on, ready for the bartender to pour you a brew, and a table waiting for a round of fearless poker?

Well, walking down the boardwalk in Montana's Virginia City y...
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San Francisco’s California Street Cable Cars Running Again

San Francisco’s California Street Cable Cars Running Again Just in time for the 2011 summer influx of tourists, San Francisco's historic California Street Cable Car Line is running again after a six-month pause to make street infrastructure upgrades.

One of three cable car lines in the City, the California St...
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Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Returns to ‘Battle of New Orleans’ Tour Service

Paddlewheeler Creole Queen Returns to ‘Battle of New Orleans’ Tour Service The Mississippi River paddlewheeler Creole Queen is once again making daily tours to Chalmette Battlefield from the French Quarter, giving visitors a unique way to reach the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans.

The battlefield, part of Jean Lafitte N...
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