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Dry Tortugas Facts

A visit to Key West, Florida isn’t complete without an outing to the Dry Tortugas National Park. Situated in the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles west of Key West, the ...

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Top Places For Camping In Key West & The Florida Keys

What better way to enjoy the tropical scenery that the Florida Keys are famous for than camping out among nature? The area is rich and diverse with so many beautiful ...

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Best Florida Keys Snorkeling Spots

Everyone knows that if you’re looking to snorkel, there’s only one thing to do, head to the Florida Keys. Here, the gorgeous turquoise waters are home to the third longest ...

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National Parks by State

ALASKA Denali National Park & Preserve - Denali Park, AK Denali's dynamic glaciated landscape supports a diversity of wildlife with grizzly bears, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep and moose. Summer slopes are graced ...

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Florida National Parks

KEY WEST Dry Tortugas National Park - Key West, FL Almost 70 miles (112.9 km) west of Key West lies a cluster of seven islands, composed of coral reefs and sand, called ...

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Florida State Parks

SOUTH REGION Welcome to Avalon State Park One of the state's newest seaside parks, Avalon has more than a mile of increasingly rare undeveloped beachfront. The park provides habitat for many species ...

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Awash in warblers, noddies on the Dry Tortugas. It's birder nirvana when more than 290 migrating species briefly alight at this national park. Frigatebird Soaring Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Full text) - Los Angeles, ...


Doctor Who Aided Lincoln’s Killer Is ‘Cleared’

The New York Times February 14, 1993 More than a century after his death, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd's appeal to clear his name as a conspirator in Abraham Lincoln's assassination was finally ...

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Guilt of Lincoln Assassin’s Doctor Is Affirmed

The New York Times July 26, 1992 Rejecting the recommendation of a military board, the Army has decided that Samuel A. Mudd, the doctor who set John Wilkes Booth's broken leg in ...

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Doctor Defended in Lincoln’s Death

The New York Times January 3, 1992 Dr. Richard Mudd has worked so long trying to clear his grandfather of complicity in Abraham Lincoln's assassination that he was dumbfounded when he learned ...

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