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Hi,

 I really enjoyed your post about the fives places to visit this spring break.  There are many hidden treasures in the U.S. 

I work at the National Trust for Historic Preservation and wrote a post about historic places in the U.S. people could visit this Spring Break. It would be great to cross promote our blogs http://blog.preservationnation.org/2013/03/15/five-one-of-a-kind-historic-places-to-visit-this-spring-break/#.UUdKAIGViRk. My email is: agallegos@savingplaces.org.

1 year, 8 months ago on 5 Fabulous U.S. Spring Break Destinations

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I loved this post. It's so true that historians and others have virtually ignored the true discoveries and contributions of Latinos to US history. I'm currently working on a program with the National Trust for Historic Preservation called, “America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places” www.preservationnation.org/11most, in which it asks people to nominate historic places or sites that they would like to save. We would like to get more Latino historic sites on the list. It’s a great program because it’s able to provide the 11 chosen sites with more national exposure and funding. For over a quarter century, this list has highlighted important examples of the nation’s architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk for destruction or irreparable damage. Thanks to this initiative places like El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro have gained more national exposure; it’s known to be one of the largest and most important artifacts of the Spanish Colonial era in the U.S. and one of the most valuable single markers of the Hispanic experience in the Southwest. Los Caminos del Rio Heritage Corridor was also nominated, which reflects a rich blend of Hispanic, Latino and Anglo cultures in Southern Texas.

 

Let me know if you could help us promote this initiative or if you know of any historic sites you would like to nominate. My email is: agallegos@savingplaces.org

 

Thanks!

 

1 year, 10 months ago on Cuban journalist vows to reconnect Americans with their Hispanic roots by setting straight the historical record

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I just bought a flip camera and have been trying to make more videos with it and post them on my web site. Check it out www.adrianagallegos.com

4 years, 1 month ago on Using the Power of Video

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