United States Department of the Interior
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service


The Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service lent its name to HikaNation as a "co-sponsor":
no funds were provided to HikaNation by HCRS.

This is an incomplete, consolidated list of articles, referencing the DOI-HCRS, most of which have previously been added to The Progression of HikaNation. The Progression of HikaNation details the HikaNation journey with various organizational memos, letters, newspaper and magazine articles.

More contributions ( articles or photos,  etc. ) are always welcome: e-mail HikaNation.

United States Department of the Interior
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
Description of articles Click links below to access individual pages.
3 snippets from books.google.com:
"Department of the Interior and related agencies
appropriations for fiscal year 1981" referencing HikaNation,
including the Newsweek article and the April 1, 1980 news release.
Department of the Interior and related agencies
appropriations for fiscal year 1981
- (snippets image link),

& the books.google.com link here,

& sources to find "the book",

& view the entire "Senate Hearing Book - Pt. 3",

& DOI-HCRS-HikaNation
    Congressional Hearings webpage.
General information from Wikipedia, concerning the
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
Wikipedia:
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
Guide to Federal Records:
Records of the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
Records of the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
HikaNation search engine HikaNation search engine results for
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
Articles previously added to The Progression of HikaNation
American Hiking Society Memorandum #7
December 23, 1979:
announcing the U.S. Department of the Interior -
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
as a co-sponsor of HikaNation
American Hiking Society Memorandum #7
December 23, 1979
(co-sponsorship announcement)
1980 Transcontinental "HikaNation" Hike
INFORMATION SHEETS: 29 questions answered,
with "Suggested Equipment List", "Trip Preparation", and "Mail and Transportation Information Sheet"
1980 Transcontinental "HikaNation" Hike
INFORMATION SHEETS Nov 1979
April 1, 1980 Department of the Interior news release April 1, 1980 news release
The American Hiking Society News:
Hike-A-Nation Begins April 12
(AHS HikaNation News: People, Timetable, etc.)
The American Hiking Society News
Hike-A-Nation Begins April 12

("Sponsoring Organizations" snippet in middle of webpage)
HikaNation Opening Weekend Registration Packet
The American Hiking Society and
U.S. Department of the Interior - April 12, 1980
HikaNation Opening Weekend Registration Packet
April 12, 1980
AHS News: Volume 4, Number 7
Kern, Kemsley and Hales to join HikaNation
in Silverton, Colorado - August 1980
Kern, Kemsley and Hales to join HikaNation
in Silverton, Colorado - August 1980
Cross-county hikers bring attention to U.S. trails &
Federal Official, David F. Hales, praises hikers
Silverton, Colorado - August 23, 1980
Federal Official, David F. Hales,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, praises hikers - August 23, 1980
August 23, 1980 Speech in Silverton, Colorado,
given by David Hales, Deputy Assistant Secretary
of the U.S. Department of the Interior
(Secretary of the Interior - Cecil Andrus,
President of the United States - Jimmy Carter)
Note: Anyone have the entire speech David Hales gave, or a summary of it in your dusty journals? Snippets of his speech are contained in the articles on the webpage above.
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service:
Appalachian Trail Project Office Memorandums
concerning HikaNation traverse of Virginia:
February 5 and 20, 1981
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service:
Appalachian Trail Project Office Memorandums
concerning HikaNation traverse of Virginia
February 5 and 20, 1981
Enclosed are some of the documents about the arrangements made to enable HikaNation through Virginia and the Shenandoah National Park with various organizations, including DOI, PATC, ATC, TATC, etc. The Shenandoah Project - "Let Us In"
December 1980 - February 1981
Bolivar Heights, West Virginia
May 8 - 9, 1981
Camp information/map, news articles, and
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service Memorandum - April 21, 1981: Harpers Ferry preparations for HikaNation for May 8 - 9, 1981 with
camp/breakfast/bridge crossing information
Bolivar Heights, West Virginia
Transcontinental Hikers Hoof It To Harpers Ferry,
Harpers Ferry preparations for HikaNation
May 8 - 9, 1981
HikaNation Arrival - C&O Canal Segment
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, to Washington, D.C.
Detailed itinerary for May 9 - 13, 1981
HikaNation Arrival - C&O Canal Segment
Detailed itinerary for May 9 - 13, 1981
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Welcoming Ceremonies brochure - May 9, 1981
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Welcoming Ceremonies brochure - May 9, 1981
Letters from President Ronald Reagan and
Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior,
James Watt - May 1981
Letters from President Ronald Reagan and
Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior,
James Watt



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