Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
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LatinoLink , launched in 1995, was the first Web magazine to target Hispanics in the United States. It provides Latino-focused news, commentary and chat.
Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC), affiliated with the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin, facilitates access to Internet-based information on, from, or about Latin America, including regional, social science and humanity links.
The Meeting of Frontiers explores the Spanish expansion into North America from Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas across the continent through Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and California all the way to Alaska, sponsored by the National Library of Spain and the Library of Congress.
LatinWorld a directory of Internet resources on Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Azteca Web Page contains information accumulated especially for Mexicans, Chicanos, and/or Mexican-Americans.
DC Latino , a directory of resources for the Latino/Hispanic community in Washington, D.C.
Hispanic Serving Institutions, web links to almost 200 HSI colleges and universities, maintained by White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans and the Department of Education.
HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.
The Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI), is committed to the generation, transmission, and application of knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. To this end, it has organized a number of publication initiatives to facilitate the timely dissemination of current research and information relevant to Latinos.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc., a nonprofit and nonpartisan educational organization established in 1978 to develop the next generation of Latino leadership. This is accomplished through programs to familiarize Hispanic students with policy-related careers, educational scholarship resources, and information dissemination through conferences and publications.
ASPIRA is the only national nonprofit organization devoted solely to the education and leadership development of Puerto Rican and other Latino youth. ASPIRA takes its name from the Spanish verb aspirar, "aspire."
HEP Managers The Hispanic Employment Program was established to focus specific attention on the needs of Hispanic Americans in all areas of federal employment. Here you will find information about Hispanic culture, activities, employment, recruitment, speakers and other helpful information.
Saludos Hispanos, a resume posting service sponsored by the the magazine of the same name, is a conduit between applicants and potential employers who share the objective of reflecting the diversity of today's population in the workplace.
Cuban American National Council, Inc.(CNC) conducts research and policy analysis on issues affecting Hispanics, Minorities, and Immigrants in the United States and provides education, employment and housing services to all disadvantaged individuals of various ethnic, racial and national backgrounds.
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
United Farm Workers (NFWA), started by Cesar Chavez in 1962 to organize farm workers in California, offers an overview of the movement and updates on current issues.
Organization of the American States (OAS), is the world's oldest regional organization, dating back 1889. Its purposes are to strengthen the peace and security of the continent; to promote and consolidate representative democracy, with due respect for the principle of nonintervention; to prevent possible causes of difficulties and to ensure the pacific settlement of disputes that may arise among the Member States; to provide for common action on the part of those States in the event of aggression, and more.
Making Face, Making Soul, a Chicana feminist homepage supported by Susana Gallardo, offers short biographies of Chicanas, Chicana poetry and literature, cultural resources, academic resources, otras chicanas on the 'net, and more.
Media Resource Center (MRC) is the UC Berkeley library's primary collection of materials in electronic non-print (audio and visual) formats on Hispanic topics, with reviews of a huge alphabetized list of films.