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PARK SERVICE TO PRESERVE NATURE OR HISTORY?

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Farms that had been left to deteriorate are now being restored. (Photo courtesy of National Park Service)

The National Park Service not only protects scenic natural areas, it also preserves historic places. Occasionally those two missions compete. Right now the Park Service is trying to find a balance between managing a beautiful stretch of Great Lakes shoreline and restoring the remnants of a once thriving farm community that illustrates a rarely seen view of early agricultural life in this country. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sally Eisele reports:

Read more about the Park Service's struggle with this issue

National Park Service

Producer: Sally Eisele
Release Date: July 19, 2004
Running Time: 4:07

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