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Class at the UW NPS Research Station

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During summer 2010, the University of Wyoming American Studies Program offered “Field Studies in Historic Preservation: Elk Ranch Determination of Eligibility for the National Register of Historic Places.” This 3-credit, upper-level undergraduate course introduced students to the process of documenting, evaluating and understanding historic buildings and cultural landscapes through field work. The course included readings, lectures, discussions, directed field work, archival research and writing. Students were given the opportunity to assist in fulfilling a contract with the National Park Service and to learn about how the park manages its historic and cultural resources. The course was taught by Research Scientist Mary Humstone, with assistance from University of Wyoming American Studies Folklife Specialist Andrea Graham and NPS Cultural Resource Specialist Katherine Longfield.