Often when people think of preservation, historic buildings come to mind first. But the story of our nation also unfolded on the land—the mountains, valleys, plains, and rivers that have harbored and inspired us for millennia. And amid these landscapes are priceless cultural resources—ancient dwellings, historic trails, and homesteading cabins that are frequently our only physical evidence of centuries of American history. These stories peel back the layers of time to reveal these historic spots and take us even deeper into our shared past.
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Each year, America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places sheds light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.See the List