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About This Blog

Explore the history, culture, science, nature, architecture, and stories that link the iconic spaces in the National Mall and Memorial Parks to our nation and its people. The articles collected here are produced by NPS staff at the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

The Wily Fox

October 08, 2012 Posted by: John Purcell, Park Ranger

An intelligent, cunning and highly adaptable canine, the red fox is as suited to city life as it is to rural life.

 

Acid Rain's Slow Dissolve

May 22, 2012 Posted by: Megan Nortrup, Science Communicator, National Capital Region

Remember acid rain? Although pollution levels have improved, it is still here, and you can see evidence of acid rain’s effects in several spots on the National Mall.

 

Did You Know?

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Frank Gaylord's 19 stainless steel statues at the Korean War Veterans Memorial are each seven feet tall, and depict Army, Marines, Air Force, and Navy servicemen.