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From the Bureau of Land Management:

The blood moon as viewed along the American Wild and Scenic River in California, one of the few urban rivers in the U.S. to have a wild and scenic designation. The river flows from the Sierra crest to downtown Sacramento.  The BLM manages segments of the North and South forks of the river which are popular for whitewater boating and gold panning.  BLM photo.
Plan your visit: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/folsom/nfamerican.html

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From the Bureau of Land Management:

The blood moon as viewed along the American Wild and Scenic River in California, one of the few urban rivers in the U.S. to have a wild and scenic designation. The river flows from the Sierra crest to downtown Sacramento.  The BLM manages segments of the North and South forks of the river which are popular for whitewater boating and gold panning.  BLM photo.

Plan your visit: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/folsom/nfamerican.html

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From the Department of Interior:

Cherry Blossoms are almost in full bloom on the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, DC. This weekend will be the perfect time to check them out!Photo: Andrew S. Geraci

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From the Department of Interior:

Cherry Blossoms are almost in full bloom on the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, DC. This weekend will be the perfect time to check them out!

Photo: Andrew S. Geraci

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From the Bureau of Land Management:

Milky Way near Butterfield Pass in the BLM-managed Sonoran Desert National Monument
This area is probably only 30-40 air miles from Phoenix, and the glow from the city is visible to the north.  However, the overhead stars and southern horizon are dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way, which makes a great backdrop to the charismatic saguaros. 
-Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist

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From the Bureau of Land Management:

Milky Way near Butterfield Pass in the BLM-managed Sonoran Desert National Monument

This area is probably only 30-40 air miles from Phoenix, and the glow from the city is visible to the north.  However, the overhead stars and southern horizon are dark enough to clearly see the Milky Way, which makes a great backdrop to the charismatic saguaros. 

-Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist

Image Description: An original Kodak camera from 1888.
This Original Kodak camera, introduced by George Eastman, placed the power of photography in the hands of anyone who could press a button. 
Unlike earlier cameras that used a glass-plate negative for each exposure, the Kodak came preloaded with a 100-exposure roll of flexible film. After finishing the roll, the consumer mailed the camera back to the factory to have the prints made. 
In capturing everyday moments and memories, the Kodak’s distinctive circular snapshots defined a new style of photography — informal, personal, and fun.
More about the camera from the National Museum of American History.

Image Description: An original Kodak camera from 1888.

This Original Kodak camera, introduced by George Eastman, placed the power of photography in the hands of anyone who could press a button.

Unlike earlier cameras that used a glass-plate negative for each exposure, the Kodak came preloaded with a 100-exposure roll of flexible film. After finishing the roll, the consumer mailed the camera back to the factory to have the prints made.

In capturing everyday moments and memories, the Kodak’s distinctive circular snapshots defined a new style of photography — informal, personal, and fun.

More about the camera from the National Museum of American History.

Image description: Lava flows at Hawaii National Park.
Photo from the Department of Interior.

Image description: Lava flows at Hawaii National Park.

Photo from the Department of Interior.