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54 National Parks Playing Cards

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Featuring 54 of the classic original National Park illustrations, this regulation deck of playing cards is a great gift idea for anyone who loves nature or American history. This beautiful pack of cards is a standard 2.5" wide by 3.5" tall. Made in the USA.

61 Illustrated National Parks Coloring Book

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61 beautifully illustrated parks plus 3 bonus animal coloring pages! Includes full color reference images of original posteres. Easy to tear perforated pages! Paperback
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61 Postcards of National Parks Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of NPS

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61 Vintage Art Postcards - 1 each of every National Park

America's National Parks Kids' Activity Book

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This kids' activity book features games, puzzles, mazes, activities, and trivia all relating to America's national parks! This activity book is broken down by the parks' themes as well as in which region they're located. It also contains pages for cancellation stamps, so your children can collect them and remember when they visited each park. Paperback, 49 pages.This publication is printed in the USA.  

Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth and Machination

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A rip-roaring exposé that postulates history is the original "fake news"!In Antietam Shadows, Dennis E. Frye warns us to beware of history. A professional historian himself for the last forty years, Dennis has evolved from a youthful worshipper of history into a respected skeptic who has devoted his career to challenging historians, especially within the Civil War genre.Antietam Shadows is guaranteed to stimulate debate amongst Civil War buffs, as Dennis is renowned for blowing up what you know and turning you upside down and inside out. But Antietam Shadows isn't about strategy and tactics and bullets and shells. Antietam Shadows is the story of human nature—people facing dangerous dilemmas, selecting choices, making hard decisions, and living (or dying) with the consequences. The consequences within Antietam Shadows will determine the future of the United States. Author: Dennis E. FryePublication Date: 2018-4-17Publisher: Antietam Rest PublishingPaperback, 282

BARK Ranger Dog Tag

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Buried Alive Mysteries in Our National Parks

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Who was that man in the Park Service uniform who brought Jack and Ashley Landon into the wilds of Alaska's Denali National Park along with their friend Nicky Milano? Whoever he was, he has given them a dogsled ride to certain death unless somebody finds them soon. Their troubles are about to get a whole heap deeper as the first rumblings of an avalanche turn into a deafening roar!

Charley Harper Puzzle California Desert Mountains

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Charley Harper Puzzle Canyon Country

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Charley Harper Puzzle Isle Royale

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Charley Harper Puzzle The Alpine Northwest

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Charley Harper Puzzle The Rocky Mountains 1000 Pieces

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1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. The Rocky Mountains, created for Rocky Mountain National Park, was one of ten posters Harper was commissioned to create for the National Park Service. Puzzle size: 20 x 29 in.

Cleansing Fountain CD

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Cliffhanger A Mystery in Mesa Verde National Park

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When a cougar attacks a hiker in Mesa Verde National Park, the Landons have another mystery on their hands. Jack and Ashley are used to visiting parks with their wildlife veterinarian mother and photographer father, but this time their hands are full with a foster child called Lucky Deal. As Lucky and Jack become friends, Ashley becomes suspicious: What did Lucky take from the burn site? Who did she call in the night? In a midnight showdown at Spruce Tree House, Jack realizes there's more to fear than a killer cat. Cliff-Hanger weaves Native American folklore, natural science, and geography into a heart-pounding thriller. The afterword by Will Morris, Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at Mesa Verde, outlines the dangers of cougar attacks and the need to protect wild animals.

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Deadly Waters #3 Mysteries in Our National Parks

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The Landon family is Southbound--headed for Florida to investigate a mysterious illness plaguing endangered manatees in Everglades National Park. Jack, Ashley, and their friend Bridger soon find themselves in deadly waters with a seven-foot shark, an injured manatee--and a mystery to solve. Who was the stranger in the speedboat who snatched Jack's camera? And what does he have to do with the manatees? Join the heart-stopping chase through a maze of mangrove islands to find out!

Defense of Fort McHenry DVD

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Why was Francis Scott Key on board a ship in Baltimore Harbor when he wrote the poem we know as "The Star-Spangled Banner"? This re-enactment at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine gives an interesting and captivating insight into a page from this country's history.Running time: 14 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include Hopewell Furnace, This is Frederica, and A Childhood Place.
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Funny Fill-In My National Parks Adventure

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Filled with excitement and hilarity, this compositional challenge lets you tell your very own story set in America's national parks starring . . . you! Combining National Geographic Kids' photography and illustrations in colorful, laugh-out-loud pages, this engaging and educational book introduces you to the country's greatest environmental treasures.

Can you imagine yourself in the middle of this adventure? Here's the scenario: you and a friend win a trip to visit twelve national parks, accompanied by a park ranger. Before long, wackiness ensues as you encounter roaming bison in Yellowstone, view harbor seals in Olympic National Park, see alligators in the Everglades, and attempt to climb Denali in Alaska. Filled with fun facts, this book will provide you with hours of entertainment as you fill in the blanks to create your own adventure! Join your story with ours as you travel on a hilarious romp through our most popular parks, while also learning important conservation lessons.
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Ghost Horses A Mystery in Zion National Park

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Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park in Utah. Even before they get to the park, Jack Landon knows that Ethan Ingawanup spells trouble. Things start to go awry after Ethan and his sister--two Shoshone kids--are placed in the Landons' care. The questions begin to mount after Ethan teaches Jack and Ashley the ancient Ghost Dance: Are all the hair-raising events just coincidental? Or is there some strange magic in the dance ritual? The answers await in the raging waters of a slick-rock canyon called The Narrows. The afterword by Lyman Hafen of the Zion Natural History Association discusses white mustangs and public lands in Utah.

Great Blue Heron

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Snuggle up with your favorite animal with this Wildlife Artist Great Blue Heron Plush Toy! This cuddly critter is the closest you'll get to the real thing. Features realist detailing and markings. Made from super soft plush fur fabric. Makes the perfect gift and stuffed animal for any animal lover to add to their plush collection. Measures 11 inches.

Happy Birthday to America's National Parks

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This intriguing and delightful booklet is aimed at young people 10 and above, including anyone with an interest in learning about our national parks. Packed with magnificent colorful illustrations and photographs, the booklet celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The reader is taken on an enlightening trip through our national parks and discovers the dedicated people who work there. Included are 100 fascinating facts about our fantastic parks! Paperback, 32 pages.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter

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Set of two Harpers Ferry National Historical Park uncirculated quarters, one from the Denver mint and one from the Philadelphia mint. John Brown's Fort is featured on the coin and the packaging includes a history of the park as well as a history of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry. 

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park Quarter and Stamp Set

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2016 uncirculated U.S. minted quarter encased in plastic along with an unused U.S. postage stamp.

Harpers Ferry Token

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Hello, National Parks!

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Welcome to the National Park! Parent and child eagles visit America's national parks and public lands in children's author-illustrator Martha Day Zschock's latest board book Hello, National Parks! Packed with details for the youngest travelers, the book takes little readers from the Statue of Liberty in the east to the Golden Gate in the west, from the Grand Canyon to Cape Cod National Seashore to the Everglades and to Hawaii Volcanoes. Along the way, budding Junior Rangers will begin to develop an appreciation for our country's history, animals, and beauty! For ages 2-5. Made in the USA.

Here On This Ridge CD

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Hunted A Mystery in Glacier National Park

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Grizzly cubs are disappearing from Glacier National Park, and the Landon family must figure out why! But for Jack, the real mystery is his sister Ashley's strange behavior. What was she doing alone in the woods so early in the morning? And why did she lie to their parents? Jack's efforts to unravel the truth lead to a pulse-pounding adventure that brings the Landon kids face to face with an enraged grizzly--as Jack and his sister suddenly become the hunted.
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Inspired by the National Parks: Their Landscapes and Wildlife in Fabric Perspectives

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A colorful celebration of the 59 US National Parks, this collection of 177 original art quilts depicts the widely varying landscapes, flora, and fauna of the parks. Basic facts about each of these national treasures--from Acadia in Maine, to Voyageurs in Minnesota, to Yosemite in California, to Haleakalā in Hawaii--are included, along with short writings from 64 park rangers and other personnel. The book reveals individual glimpses into the passionate commitment to preserve, protect, and enjoy these special places.

Jenga National Parks

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Jim the Park Ranger

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Fun figurine in full Park Service uniform measures 4” tall. Hand painted, lead free and thoroughly safety tested.

Jr. Ranger National Park Puzzle

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This fun new puzzle features the U.S. national parks and shows many of the fun activities available there. The box back includes an interpretive map showing all of the National Park Service sites. Inside the box is an insert which informs families about the Junior Ranger Program available at National Park Sites.24x18 inches, 48 large pieces 

Jr. Ranger Ruckus

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Be the first to collect three similar cards, and then place your finger on your nose. Stay alert because you don’t want to be last to touch your nose. There are fifteen fun categories filled with facts that all Jr. Rangers should know. Ages 5 and up. Made in the USA.

Jr. RangerLand National Park Board Game

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Junior Ranger Activity Book

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Calling all explorers and nature-lovers! From Acadia to Zion, discover all 59 of the United States' amazing National Parks in this jam-packed book of games, trivia, jokes, fun facts, and so much more, all inspired by the National Parks outdoor-based Junior Ranger Program. Great for generating pre-trip excitement, long car rides, poking around historical sites, or general learning, these fun and sometimes silly activities will entertain while they draw kids into the majestic and historic importance of America's national parks. Check out the most amazing park habitats, plus awesome sights and animals you might see, from birds to bears. Fun facts are jam-packed onto every page, so kids learn something amazing about each cool park.

Junior Ranger Hat

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Top off your Junior Ranger ensemble with this bucket-style safari hat. Constructed of a 67% poly/33% cotton blend fabric, the hat features solid brass venting eyelets, chin strap with cord lock, gold "Junior Ranger" embroidery on the front, and stitched fabric loops above the brim for securing small items such as collectible pins. Available in youth small (USA 6 7/8" EURO 54 cm) and youth medium/large (USA 7 1/2", EURO 58 cm). Olive green only.

Meet Us at the National Parks

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This colorful story portrays some of the fun activities waiting for visitors at the U.S. national parks, monuments, lakeshores, etc. Kids can reference the back cover to see which park is nearest to them and map out their next national park adventure. Features over 120 sites!Hardcover with dust jacket, 32 pages

Mennen's Ad Tee

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The faded painting on the face of Maryland Heights was an early 1900s advertisement aimed at passengers on the B&O Railroad, which was a heavily traveled rail line. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, painting advertisements on brick buildings and stone cliffs was very popular. As transportation shifted to roads and automobiles, advertisements moved to billboards and highways. Many local residents believed it to be a “desecration of nature”, so in 1963 volunteers from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club scaled the cliff and attempted to eradicate the ad with paint remover and carbon black. Four years later, the sign was visible once again and has since been left alone.
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Museums, Monuments and National Parks Toward a New Genealogy of Public History

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The rapid expansion of the field of public history since the 1970s has led many to believe that it is a relatively new profession. In this book, Denise D. Meringolo shows that the roots of public history actually reach back to the nineteenth century, when the federal government entered into the work of collecting and preserving the nation's natural and cultural resources. Scientists conducting research and gathering specimens became key figures in a broader effort to protect and interpret the nation's landscape. Their collaboration with entrepreneurs, academics, curators, and bureaucrats alike helped pave the way for other governmental initiatives, from the Smithsonian Institution to the parks and monuments today managed by the National Park Service. All of these developments included interpretive activities that shaped public understanding of the past. Yet it was not until the emergence of the education-oriented National Park Service history program in the 1920s and 1930s that public history found an institutional home that grounded professional practice simultaneously in the values of the emerging discipline and in government service. Even thereafter, tensions between administrators in Washington and practitioners on the ground at National Parks, monuments, and museums continued to define and redefine the scope and substance of the field. The process of definition persists to this day, according to Meringolo, as public historians establish a growing presence in major universities throughout the United States and abroad.

National Park Mini Checkers

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Play the classic game of checkers and learn about our national parks! Back side of game board includes a map highlighting the national parks.  There are map activities included in the instructions. Box dimensions are 8.4 x 5.2 x 2 inches.  Game boarddimensions are 8 x 9. 75 inches. Ages 6+ Made in the USA.

National Park War A Card Game Featuring United States Battlefield, Military Parks and more

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Enjoy the classic card game of war with this exciting game featuring United States historical battlefields, monuments and more. Over 90 locations are illustrated on 52 unique playing cards. Historical information included on each card. Packaged in a heavy duty two-piece box. Interpretive map included on the back of the box.

National Parks Puzzle

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National Parks Puzzle Book

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Learn about important people, places, and events pertaining to our National Parks, and have fun while doing it! Test your knowledge of these preserved and protected areas in fifteen fact-filled puzzles, which include: word scrambles, code breaking, crosswords, Sudoku, and more.
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Night of the Black Bear A Mystery in Great Smoky Mountain National Park

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This thrilling series roars back to life with the release of Mystery #13, Night of the Black Bear. Something very strange is going on in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A teenage girl is the latest victim in a growing number of bear attacks. Officials must figure out what's causing the bizarre bear behavior or close the park. Can the Landons help?

Soon Jack and Ashley are searching for answers with their new friends Yonah Firekiller, a 16-year-old Cherokee boy, and 14-year-old Merle Chapman, whose family once lived on park land. But a heated argument over ancestral land rights puts the Landon kids in the middle of a clash of cultures. Tensions mount when Merle is caught in a lie--a lie that leads straight to the heart-pounding solution.

This breathtaking new adventure features an afterword by a park naturalist on black bear behavior and the problems caused by tourists feeding wildlife. Night of the Black Bear is a fast-paced narrative treat filled with vivid descriptions of the natural, scientific, and cultural phenomena of Great Smoky Mountains National Park; a page-turner that will put this popular National Park high on the vacation wish-list of all young readers.

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Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

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Our National Parks

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John Muir (1838-1914) ranks among America's most important and influential environmentalists and nature writers. Devoted to the preservation of wilderness areas, Muir founded the Sierra Club and was active in the establishment of Yosemite National Park. Our National Parks, originally published in 1901, includes ten articles that previously appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. Muir wrote them in hopes of exciting interest in the parks, certain that visitors would fall in love with the scenic grandeur as he had--and that their enthusiasm would ensure the parks' preservation.
Six of this volume's ten chapters are devoted to Muir's beloved Yosemite, exploring the forests, fountains, streams, and animals of the Sierra Nevada. The great naturalist also visits the meadows, geysers, waterfalls, and lakes of other parks, including Yellowstone, Sequoia, and General Grant. Muir's warmth and humor brighten every page, and vintage photographs provide atmospheric accompaniment to his words. These essays are essential reading for anyone wishing to visit (or revisit) the national parks of the Western United States as well as those who want to help protect America's wilderness areas.
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Our National Parks Quotation Book

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Applewood Books celebrates our country's national parks with this inspiring collection of quotations about "America's best idea," presented in a handsome hardcover keepsake edition. Included are quotes from some of the exceptional people -- Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, Margaret "Mardy" Murie, Stephen Mather, and more -- who were instrumental in preserving our precious geographic and historic treasures for all to enjoy. Made in the USA.
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Out of the Deep A Mystery on Acadia National Park

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A baby whale is the latest mammal stranded on the beaches of Acadia National Park. When the Landons run to get help, they don't notice Bindy Callister slip away. When they track her down, she's acting strange--she knows the strandings are no accident. She even knows those responsible. But she's too scared to tell. Time is running out; and now the kids too are in real danger--unless Bindy talks!
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Over the Edge A Mystery in Grand Canyon National Park

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When Dr. Olivia Landon receives this anonymous e-mail shortly after broadcasting her controversial plan to save the condors, everyone thinks it's a crank threat except Dr. Landon's daughter Ashley. She's sure it's the handiwork of Morgan Rogers, self-proclaimed anarchist and computer geek.

Suspicions mount when the death threat almost becomes a reality, and Morgan is the only witness. Is he innocent or guilty? Journey into the maze of Morgan's cyberworld and find out!

Park Ranger Doll

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Surface washable Did you know that park rangers have important jobs taking care of our forests and parks? They spot forest fires and help put them out. They transport injured animals to wildlife clinics for treatment. Park rangers enforce laws and park regulations. They can even give guided tours of our parks. Doll 11". Surface washable.
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Preserving the Living Past John C. Merriam's Legacy in the State and National Parks

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From his efforts to protect California's wild lands-including the state's majestic redwoods and its dynamic coastline-to his novel ideas about the educational and inspirational value of wilderness that continue to provoke debates to this day, this first biography of John C. Merriam (1869-1945) tells the story of the prominent paleontologist who became a visionary in the American conservation movement.
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Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears 100 Years of the National Park Service

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*DOWNLOAD the foreword from Jonathan B. Jarvis, Director of the National Parks Service*

- Celebrates the dedicated men and women of our National Park Service (NPS) who have safeguarded the nation's natural legacy for 100 years
- 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service
- 125 images including many archival photos

Anyone who has stood beneath a redwood, neck craned to see its top rising far above; or who has heard ghostly whispers of residents long-past among the burnt-red cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde; or who has climbed the stairs to gaze out from the Statue of Liberty's crown, would agree that our National Park system is a source of pride and wonder.

But 100 years ago, creating a bureau to administer America's vast and diverse parks was a concept requiring great debate and persuasion. The story of the National Park Service is the story of people who fought for the protection of the places that have helped to define our national identity, those places we now hold dear--from the blue hazy mist that hangs over Great Smokey Mountains National Park to the spouting geysers of Yellowstone to the thick, steamy waterways of the Everglades. The NPS founders were the architects of our family vacations, the inventors of icons with worldwide appeal. They battled "progress," which often masked greed and ignorance, and their story continues with those who molded and grew the NPS through a flu pandemic, the Great Depression, World Wars, and beyond.

Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears is the engaging and accessible story of the NPS that brings to life its history and characters. The result of extensive research, dozens of interviews with Park Service employees, and the author's own experiences at park units she visited all over the country, it's a highly readable history that connects the dots of past to present and will remind readers of the vast array of public assets administered by the NPS--resources which offer something for everyone and also need every citizen's support.


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Running Scared A Mystery in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Jack and Ashley's search for eight-year-old Sammy has left them hopelessly lost in a twisted maze of tunnels deep inside Carlsbad Caverns. Bats are everywhere, and the echoes of their screeching cries sends a chill through the trio. The only light is the candle in their lantern. What will happen when it burns out, leaving them in total darkness?