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Almanac - Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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Today in NPS History On August 17, 1790, in a letter to the Jewish congregation of Newport, Rhode Island, President George Washington affirmed that the U.S. government "gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance."  The congregation's place of worship, designed by the noted architect Peter Harrison, was designated Touro Synagogue National Historic Site in 1946. In Memoriam No entries for today. This Day in the Lewis and Clark Expedition August 17, 1805 – From Lewis’ journal: “Drewyer had been gone about 2 hours when an Indian…returned and reported that the whitemen were coming…Capt. Clark arrived with the Interpreter Charbono, and the Indian woman, who proved to be a sister of the Chif Cameahwait.  the meeting of those people was really affecting…” This Day in the Morning Report This story from Grand Teton NP appeared in the Morning Report on this date in 1995…. President and Mrs. Clinton arrived at Jackson Hole Airport late on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 15th, for a personal family vacation in the Jackson Hole, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone area.  Superintendent Jack Neckels and Bridger-Teton National Forest supervisor Sandra Key greeted the Clintons at the airport.  Neckels and Key have signed a joint delegation of authority to authorize management of the visit by the National Park Service's national Type I all-risk incident management team.  Other cooperating agencies include the Teton County sheriff's office, Jackson police department, Yellowstone National Park, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Secret Service.  The Clintons are expected to participate in a number of recreation activities in and around the park.  As of August 16th, a total of 77 individuals were involved in the interagency operation, including 37 employees from Grand Teton, five from Yellowstone, eight from Bridger-Teton and Targhee national forests, and 27 from other NPS units.  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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