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The National Parks Conservation Association is seeking an injunction to prevent construction from commencing on a power transmission line that would cross the James River near Historic Jamestowne and other units of the National Park System before the group's legal challenge to the project is heard.
Fort Laramie National Historic Site in eastern Wyoming is known far and wide for its military history, Native American homelands, fur trade era, famous emigrant trails—the Oregon, California, and Mormon Pioneer Trails—and the Pony Express. In the past few years, the fort has also been gaining renown for its natural resources.
Tumacácori National Historical Park in Arizona is hosting a summer field team from the University of Pennsylvania to continue work on the conservation of original plasters and painted finishes inside the San José de Tumacácori Mission church. The work is a five-year collaborative project, now in its second year.
A Utah-based philanthropic organization is providing $1 million to rebuild the Middle Emerald Pools Trail at Zion National Park and help up to 20,000 school children visit one of the national parks located in Utah.
The popular String Lake area of Grand Teton National Park has experienced extremely high visitation levels in recent weeks and the trend is expected to continue. String Lake, located north of Jenny Lake, is easily accessible, hosts a scenic lakeshore and provides water recreation, hiking and picnic opportunities.
One of the most important historical houses in downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi, is getting some much-needed repairs. Historic preservation efforts are underway at Pemberton’s Headquarters to prevent further deterioration of the historic building.

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