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  • In honor of Veterans Day, we turn the spotlight to the USS Slater in Albany, New York, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. This destroyer escort is nationally significant for its association with American naval strategy and operations during World War II. The Slater is a rare and extraordinarily intact example of an important class of mass-produced warships designed for convoy protection and anti-submarine warfare. The 563 destroyer escorts built and completed between 1943 and 1945 were the single largest type of warship ever constructed by the United States Navy. These ships could be built in less than a month. Both men and women assisted in the construction of these ships and the rapid and sustained construction of these warships at unprecedented rates introduced fundamental changes into the American workplace. To learn more, read the NHL nomination for the ship.
  • November is Native American Heritage Month. To celebrate, we highlight the akima Pinšiwa Awiiki (also known as the Chief Jean-Baptiste de Richardville House) in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. The akima Pinšiwa Awiiki is the most important place associated with Pinšiwa, the akima (civil chief) of the Myaamia, a nationally significant American Indian statesman and leader. Pinšiwa’s leadership resulted in treaties that shaped much of the Old Northwest Territory and allowed for more than half of the Myaamia to remain in their traditional homeland, even after much of the territory was ceded to the United States. Under Pinšiwa’s strong leadership, the tribe was able to maintain its cultural identity while achieving tribal consensus. To learn more, read the NHL nomination for the property.
  • Program update (September 2014): All National Historic Landmark nominations are temporarily inaccessible as they are currently being transferred for scanning. Between September 1, 2014 and October 3, 2014, a blackout period will ensue in which we cannot access paper or digital records for these nominations. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Did you know? There are 28 National Historic Landmarks related to the War of 1812, which was fought between 1812 and 1815. As commemorations of the 200th anniversary of this event continue, we invite you to learn more about the role that these sites played in the conflict.


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