Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama

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Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

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  • The Federal Lands to Parks program helps states and communities acquire surplus federal land to create new parks and recreation places.

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  • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives revitalize communities by encouraging private sector rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.

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Alabama Highlights

  • Bethel Baptist Church

    National Register of Historic Places

    A civil rights story of endurance

    Collegeville, Alabama

    Even dynamite couldn’t stop this Birmingham community. Explore the Bethel Baptist Church and its prominent place in civil rights history.

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  • A fisherman enjoys the Dog River Scenic Blueway.

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Mobile's first blueway

    The Dog River

    Wildlife and people can all enjoy this paddling trail through a protected part of Mobile County’s watershed.

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  • Commercial building in Ensley Historic District

    Preserve America grant

    The greatest hits of Birmingham

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Tuxedo Junction and other dance halls of Ensley became the birthplace and training ground for Alabama’s jazz, soul, and R&B legends.

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  • Shoal Creek Preserve's Red Trail in Winter

    Land & Water Conservation Fund grant

    Fish, hike, canoe

    Lauderdale County, Alabama

    The National Park Service and Alabama Department of Conservation joined forces to preserve 298 acres of wildlands along Shoal Creek.

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  • Heavy machinery of the Sloss Furnaces

    Save America's Treasures grant

    A blast from the past

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Explore Sloss Furnaces, the site of the nation’s only 20th-century blast furnace preserved as a historic industrial site.

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  • Foster Auditorium

    National Register of Historic Places

    A desegregation battlefield

    Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Foster Auditorium was the site of a dramatic standoff between President Kennedy, Governor Wallace, and two black college students.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/12.