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National Park Service’s free admission July 18 & 19

Fort Bowie National Historic Site. (c) Luanne Mattson

Fort Bowie National Historic Site. (c) Luanne Mattson

Don’t forget about the free weekend deals offered at our National Parks this weekend, July 18 & 19, 2009. This will be the second of the three free weekends. The third will happen Aug. 15 & 16. You’ll be able to see why documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns, called it one of “America’s Best Ideas.” His homage to the National Parks will begin this fall on PBS.

Cochise County is fortunate to have three National Parks within its boundaries: Coronado National Memorial, which commemorates Coronado’s quest for gold, Chiricahua National Monument, which the Apache called the “land of the standing up rocks” and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, which is the site where the Indian Wars of the 1800s began.

They have some truly spectacular scenery… and remember they are FREE this weekend. Enjoy!

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