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Ranger Journal

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.

Gay Rights and Freedom of Speech

June 17, 2012 Posted by: Julia Clebsch, Park Ranger

On October 14, 1979, the first nationally-organized mass of 100,000 lesbian and gay people passed by the Old Post Office Tower as they moved along Pennsylvania Avenue.

 

Cherry Tree Rebellion

March 15, 2012 Posted by: JoAnn Garcia, Park Ranger

A group of approximately 150 women, led by Cissy Patterson, seized shovels from workers, re-filled holes, and prepared for a stand-off against workers and bulldozers in order to help save the trees.

 

Did You Know?

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Flash! Boom! Sparkle! Independence Day is a popular annual tradition at the National Mall and Memorial Parks, drawing thousands to view spectacular fireworks and rousing live entertainment.