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At left is part of a large quilt named
"Seasons of Denali" that hangs inside the
visitor center. Ree Nancarrow (above,
dressed in purple) created the quilt.
The keynote speaker for the dedication
was Lyle Laverty, the Assistant Secretary
of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
Other speakers were NPS Deputy
Director Dan Wenk, Alaska Region
Director Sue Masica, and Superintendent
Paul Anderson. Chief Mitch Demientieff of
the Nenana Tribal Council gave a
blessing. The dedication ended with a
ribbon cutting, shown below.
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New Visitor Center Opens in Denali
Crowds were out, as was the mountain, when the National Park Service dedicated the
Eielson Visitors Center inside Denali National Park and Preserve. The dedication
took place at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Photos courtesy of Jodi Rodwell of
the Denali Education Center
We have a standing policy against running ribbon-cutting photos,
but who can resist one with a backdrop like this?
The visitors center features many displays to help people
understand the park and preserve's geography and wild