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    Palo Alto Battlefield

    National Historical Park Texas

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May 12, 2014
Active Trails Grant Awarded
The park was recently awarded a grant of $22,500 from the National Park Foundation Active Trails Program. The grant will be used to develop a trail map and guide, install way finding markers on the trail, and promote trail use as a healthy way to access the park.

November 05, 2013
Annual Memorial Illumination at Resaca de la Palma Battlefield
On November 16, 2013, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park will once again light up the night during the 8th Memorial Illumination at the Resaca de la Palma Battlefield in Brownsville.

August 22, 2012
Texas Nature Challenge
Palo Alto takes part in Texas Nature Challenge.

July 31, 2012
The Daguerreotype Experience
Park hosts historic photography event.

July 17, 2012
Straight Talk DVD Now Available
Copies of “Straight Talk: The Real Stories of the U.S.-Mexican War” are now available.

July 11, 2012
Girl Scout MEdia Project
Cadette Girl Scouts transformed the VC into a mini recording studio.

June 28, 2012
Palo Alto Photo Contest
The Palo Alto Youth Advisory Board and the National Park Foundation are hosting a photo contest.

June 22, 2012
Remembering Kevin Young
Palo Alto Battlefield noting the passing of Kevin Young.

May 09, 2012
Straight Talk
Palo Alto Battlefield presents Straight Talk: The Real Stories of the U.S.-Mexican War

March 02, 2012
A Natural Fit
New Waysides at Palo Alto

January 19, 2012
A New Face
A new face at Palo Alto.

January 18, 2012
A Moving Monument
What's the story behind Taylor's marker near the Sarita checkpoint? Did Zachary Taylor really camp at a rest area?

September 01, 2011
Changing of the Guard at Resaca de la Palma
Resaca de la Palma Battlefield changes hands. The Brownsville Community Foundation transfers the title of this 34.4 acre historic site to the National Park Service.

August 26, 2011
Exhibiting Change
New exhibits coming to the park.

April 27, 2011
165th Anniversary of the Battle of Palo Alto
Park commemorates battle anniversary.

April 05, 2011
New Sales Area
New WNPA sales area in the Visitor Center.

March 17, 2011
Keeping Our Cool
The Visitor Center's HVAC system gets an overhaul.

January 19, 2011
Living in the Past
Park hosts large Living History program.

October 07, 2010
Archeology Fair 2010
Park hosts annual Archeology Fair

September 28, 2010
Construction News
The park tackles a couple renovation projects.

September 11, 2010
My Hispanic Hero
Park spotlights Hispanics in the Military.

September 02, 2010
Black Powder Saturdays
Living History programs return to the park.

September 02, 2010
Getting Back on the Right Path
Park undertakes trail maintenance project.

February 18, 2010
RV Assault
Park welcomes Winter Texans.

February 09, 2010
The Passing of Barry Heyl
The park's Living History group loses one of its own.

February 02, 2010
Signs of the Times
There are growing pains around Palo Alto Battlefield and all signs point to confusion.

January 01, 2010
Christmas Bird Count 2009
Bird Count Identifies Species at Palo Alto

Did You Know?

Battle of Palo Alto

Major Jacob Brown was one of many U.S. soldiers who marched to war with his dog beside him. When soldiers buried Major Brown in the earthworks at Fort Texas, the dog—a beagle—took up a position on his master’s grave and refused to move from the spot for days.