Wright Brothers National Memorial, North Carolina

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Wright Brothers National Memorial

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  • National parks are special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

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  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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  • Certified Local Governments are grass-roots partners in historic preservation. They are eligible to receive grants and technical expertise.

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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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  • Land & Water Conservation Fund matching grants help states and communities provide open spaces and healthy recreation places for people.

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  • The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

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  • Preserve America matching grants protect community character and economic vitality through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation.

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  • RTCA provides expertise and empowers communities to protect their own special places for conservation and outdoor recreation.

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  • Save America’s Treasures matching grants to historic properties and museum collections preserve our nation’s unique, irreplaceable cultural heritage.

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North Carolina Highlights

  • The International Civil Rights Center and Museum

    Save America's Treasures grant

    Setting an example

    Greensboro, North Carolina

    Four students’ lunch at the F. W. Woolworth Building would empower activists for a decade and change the face of segregation forever.

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  • The Dred and Ellen Yelverton house

    National Register of Historic Places

    Farming in fashion

    Wayne County, North Carolina

    Wealthy farmer Dred Yelverton ordered this magnificent house from one of the most popular architecture firms of his time.

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  • Evidence of the peanut mill remains in this office reception area.

    Preservation Tax Credit

    Historic peanut factory keeps its shell

    Edenton, North Carolina

    The tallest building in town, an old peanut mill, is now a gym and commercial office space.

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  • Phase I of the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail, 2010

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Trail between states

    Kings Mountain, North Carolina

    Trail network traverses the mountains to join Kings Mountain to the national military park in South Carolina.

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  • Fort Johnston

    Federal Lands to Parks transfer

    From soldiers to anglers

    Southport, North Carolina

    After being continuously operated as fort for 250 years, Fort Johnston is now a public landmark.

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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.