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Recent Stories of the Week
- Protecting the Right Stuff
The base where pilots and the first astronauts trained is reclaimed from the California desert.
July 5, 2001
- An Arizona Fairy Tale
Phoenix Guards Its Castle Against Desert Sprawl
June 20, 2001
- Boom and Bust
The ghost town of Lake Valley, N.M., is reborn as a tourist attraction.
July 11, 2001
- Trouble in Lincoln City
To make way for the lawn of a new presidential library and museum, Springfield may demolish a Lincoln-era block
August 22, 2001
- Stranded at the Drive-In
Despite decades of neglect, open-air theaters are making a comeback.
August 15, 2001
- The Meat Market
Developers eye New York City's meatpacking district with lean and hungry looks.
August 8, 2001
- All Along the Watts Towers
L.A.'s mended outsider spectacle still turns heads.
August 29, 2001
- Back to School
An 1890 Albany school becomes a school again.
Sept. 26, 2001
- Tower Power
A lofty Lewis & Clark site may have to share its Montana view with four tall silos.
Oct. 10, 2001
- Wrestling with Stone
A German mason brings ancient techniques to a 149-year-old cathedral in Albany, N. Y.
Sept. 4, 2001
- George Washington, the Farmer
Mount Vernon clones its trees to save the past.
Sept. 19, 2001
- Are Cold War Sites Worth Preserving?
Empty symbols of fear become museums.
Oct. 17, 2001
- Country Roads
Two states protect their quiet byways from progress.
Oct. 24, 2001
- Renaissance Woman
In a Maine mill town, windows shed light on a once-prominent Victorian artist.
Nov. 7, 2001
- When a Town Becomes a National Historic Site
Now that the National Park Service is steward of an African-American frontier town, what will happen to its crumbling buildings?
Dec. 12, 2001
- Working on the Railroad
When trains stop rolling, should tracks be preserved or pulled up for bike paths?
Dec. 21, 2001
- Famed Wyoming Ranch Offered for Sale
A relic of Jackson Hole's frontier past could be subdivided for private retreats.
Dec. 5, 2001
- There Goes the Neighborhood
To spark urban renewal, some towns dynamite history.
Jan. 4, 2002
- Public Lands, Private Endeavors
As Administration Rolls Back Safeguards of Wilderness, Preservationists and Environmentalists Cry Foul
Jan. 11, 2002
- Going Green
Soybean countertops, solar panels, and skylights save energy—and aging buildings.
Nov. 27, 2001