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The Director of the National Park Service is pleased to send you the following announcements and actions on properties for the National Register of Historic Places. For further information contact Edson Beall via voice (202) 354-2255, fax (202) 371-2229, regular or E-mail: Edson_Beall@nps.gov (Edson_Beall@nps.gov)

The National Register of Historic Places' teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) goes west with "Keys Ranch: Where Time Stood Still", a new online lesson plan at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp. This newest lesson plan, designed for educators and students alike, takes place in the high desert of California, where flesh-colored boulders rise up out of the stark landscape an embrace a small valley where Keys Ranch stands. Complete with visual images (including one of the Mojave Desert), online maps and historic readings and activities, this lesson plan explores the history of the old west and its settlers.

By the mid-1840s, the phrase "manifest destiny" had been coined to describe the notion that Americans must expand throughout the North American continent. During that decade, some quarter-million Americans trekked to Oregon and California. The West became a symbol of rosperity, adventure, and independence. In 1862 Congress passed the Homestead Act, which provided western land to people with the ambition to move and build new lives.. Those who chose the marginal lands of these desert areas lived an "old-fashioned" lifestyle while many of the previously settled places were becoming urbanized. Over time, however, hard work and determination turned some small desert farms into large, successful ranches. From 1917 unti1 1969, homesteader Bill Keys lived on one such ranch in the Mojave Desert near Twentynine Palms, California. Keys and his family are particularly representative of the hard work and ingenuity it took to settle and prosper in the Mojave Desert. The family's home, known as Keys Ranch, today is located within the boundaries of Joshua Tree National Park.

WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 7/23/01 THROUGH 7/27/01

KEY: State, County, Property Name, Address/Boundary, City, Vicinity, Reference Number, NHL, Action, Date, Multiple Name

ARIZONA, COCONINO COUNTY, USFS Fort Valley Experimental Forest Station Historic District, 1/3 mi. W. of Jct. US 180 and Bader Rd., Flagstaff vicinity, 01000002, LISTED, 7/25/01

COLORADO, LA PLATA COUNTY, La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave., Durango, 91001031, REMOVED, 7/23/01

FLORIDA, BROWARD COUNTY, Croissant Park Administration Building, 1421 S. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, 01000761, LISTED, 7/25/01

GEORGIA, DOUGLAS COUNTY, Carnes, John Thomas, Family Log House, Clinton Nature Preservem 8270 Ephesus Church Rd., Winston, 01000762, LISTED, 7/25/01

GEORGIA, GREENE COUNTY, Siloam Historic District, Roughly centered on Main St., Union Point Hwy., and Church St., Siloam, 01000740, LISTED, 7/26/01

KENTUCKY, CARTER COUNTY, Saltpeter Cave, Carter Caves State Resort Park, Olive Hill vicinity, 01000743, LISTED, 7/24/01

LOUISIANA, OUACHITA PARISH, Milner Motors, 212 Walnut St., Monroe, 01000764, LISTED, 7/25/01

LOUISIANA, WASHINGTON PARISH, Varnado, D.A. and Son Store, 936 Pearl St., Franklinton, 01000763, LISTED, 7/25/01

MINNESOTA, CASS COUNTY, Minnesota State Sanatorium for Consumptives, 7232 Ah-Gwah-Ching Rd. NW, Walker vicinity, 01000766, LISTED, 7/25/01

MISSISSIPPI, CHOCTAW COUNTY, Choctaw Lake Ranger House, Address Restricted, Ackerman vicinity, 01000753, LISTED, 7/25/01

MISSOURI, JACKSON COUNTY, Kirkwood Building, 1737-41 McGee St., Kansas City, 01000767, LISTED, 7/25/01

NEW JERSEY, GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Green's, G.G., Block, 108 S. Broad St., Woodbury, 01000769, LISTED, 7/25/01

NEW JERSEY, GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church and Mount Zion Cemetery, 172 Garwin Rd., Woolwich, 01000768, LISTED, 7/25/01

NEW MEXICO, SANTA FE COUNTY, El Puente de Los Hidalgos, Grant Ave. approx. 50 yds N of jct. with Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, 01000771, LISTED, 7/25/01

NEW YORK, DUTCHESS COUNTY, First Baptist Church, 260 Mill St., Poughkeepsie, 01000774, LISTED, 7/25/01 (Poughkeepsie MRA)

TENNESSEE, MONROE COUNTY, First Presbyterian Church, 601 Church St., Sweetwater, 01000772, LISTED, 7/25/01

WEST VIRGINIA, DODDRIDGE COUNTY, Smith, Silas P., Opera, House, 117 Court St., West Union, 01000788, LISTED, 7/25/01

WEST VIRGINIA, MERCER COUNTY, McNutt, Dr. Robert B., House, 1522 N. Walker St., Princeton, 01000777, LISTED, 7/25/01

WEST VIRGINIA, NICHOLAS COUNTY, Beaver Mill, West Webster Rd., Craigsville vicinity, 01000776, LISTED, 7/25/01

WEST VIRGINIA, NICHOLAS COUNTY, Downtown Richwood Historic District, Roughly including portions of Main St. Oakford Ave. and Commercial St., Richwood, 01000778, LISTED, 7/25/01

WEST VIRGINIA, SUMMERS COUNTY, Cooper's Mill, Off Ellison Ridge Rd.--Cty Rd. 27, Jumping Branch vicinity, 01000775, LISTED, 7/25/01

WYOMING, NATRONA COUNTY, Ohio Oil Company Building, 159 N. Wolcott St., Casper, 01000791, LISTED, 7/25/01

WYOMING, TETON COUNTY, Queen's Laundry Bath House, Sentinel Meadows, Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, 01000790, LISTED, 7/25/01