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Almanac - Wednesday, August 3, 2005

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Today in NPS History On August 3, 1907, the sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens died at Aspet, the country estate at Cornish, New Hampshire, where he had lived and worked since 1885. It is now Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. In Memoriam On August 3, 2000, seasonal firefighter Phillip "Pip" Conner was killed in a helicopter crash on the Charlie Fire in Elko, Nevada. This Day in the Lewis and Clark Expedition August 3, 1805 - From Clark's journal: "In my walk I saw a fresh track which I took to be an Indian from the Shape of the foot as the toes turned in, I think it probable that this Indian Spied our fires and Came to a Situation to view us from the top of a Small knob…R.F…killed a large Panthor on the Shore…"   This Day in the Morning Report The following story from Glacier NP appeared in the Morning Report on this date in 1998…. A storm with high winds and heavy rain caused three large rock slides which closed the upper Logan Pass section of the Going-to-the-Sun Road on the evening of Tuesday, July 28th.  The largest of the slides, estimated at 40 tons of rock and debris, covered both sides of the road a mile east of the Jackson Glacier overlook.  The second slide fell about 100 feet further west, and the third occurred a quarter mile from the east side tunnel.  No injuries or property damage were reported.  Between 10 and 15 cars were stranded on the roadway for about two hours, when the road was finally cleared enough for them to get through.  The road reopened just after noon the following day.  Credits Park history - Park Dates ( Memoriam - Jeff Ohlfs, Joshua Tree NP.Lewis and Clark history - Dick Prestholdt, Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.Morning Report history - MR archives (


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