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U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the “homecoming” of two panoramic masterpieces, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (1872) and The Chasm of the Colorado (1873-1874).

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Last month, Betsy Burr, an objects conservator from the National Park Service (NPS) Western Archeological & Conservation Center, spent 3 days at Washita assessing our newly acquired items since the 150th in 2018.

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In September, Washita had 654 visitors, a -25% from our 5-year average. Maybe this new NPS site will have more. U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressman Hal Rogers formally established Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument in Nancy, Kentucky, as the 421st unit of the National Park System.

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The National Park Service formally welcomed the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial as America’s 420th unit of the National Park System on Sept. 18, 2020. The memorial honors Eisenhower’s legacy as the World War II Supreme Allied Commander and nation’s 34th president.

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Washita just approved its Structural Fire Management Plan. Now we turn to the Fire Management Plan (FMP) for the park. The FMP is a strategic plan that defines a program of work to manage wildland fire (including prescribed fire and wildfire) and nonfire fuel treatments.

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During the month of August, we had 623 visitors. That’s about 20% less than our 5 year average. This week, Washita is partnering with Ancestral Lands, a Native youth corps with the AmeriCorps program.

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The National Park Service (NPS) has formally approved the proposal of the Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California to assume certain Historic Preservation Officer duties on tribal lands in California.

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Want to know what we really do in the National Park Service (NPS)? Take a moment and listen to a National Park Service podcast – A Sense of Place: Stories of Stewardship from the National Park Service This podcast introduces you to the people who take care of America’s parks.

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Frank Torres has been selected as the Nicodemus National Historic Site superintendent. Many of you may remember that from 2010-2014, he was the chief of interpretation at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site. Torres will begin his assignment in September.

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Washita had 655 visitors in July, a 36% decrease in the 5-year average. Many documents relating to Washita Battlefield National Historic Site are online, available to the public. For example, the final Acoustic Monitoring report was just published. Just go to IRMA (Integrated Resource Management Applications) at https://irma. nps.gov/Portal/.

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