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SHPO Spotlight

Whether it is a new National Register nomination, the preservation of a historic building, an important archaeological discovery, or a consultation to prevent the destruction of the places you care about, here are a series of “SHPO Spotlight” stories:
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Oklahoma

The Oklahoma SHPO’s Historic Barns Survey

In September 2014, the Oklahoma State Historic Preservation Office, in partnership with Oklahoma State University’s Department of Geography, completed a thematic survey of historic barns.

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Louisiana

World Heritage Nomination – Poverty Point

The Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office has led the multi-year effort to have the Poverty Point archaeological site nominated for the World Heritage List.

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Texas

Texas Historic Roads and Highways Program

In 2009, House Bill 2642 established the Texas Historic Roads and Highways Program, the goal of which is to identify, designate, interpret, and market historic roads and highways in Texas.

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Colorado

May is Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month

At History Colorado, the upcoming May Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month's (AHPM) theme is "Building Communities: Celebrating 20 Years of the State Historical Fund."

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Florida

Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail

Florida’s SHPO launched the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail in June of 2012. Following the 2010 BP oil spill, the Panhandle Shipwreck Trail was developed by the Florida Department of State’s Underwater Archaeology team, in partnership with Panhandle waterfront communities, in an effort to stimulate tourism and educate residents and visitors about Florida’s history.

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Idaho

National Register Nomination: Ernest Hemingway House, Ketchum, Idaho

This year Idaho SHPO staff are preparing a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for the Ernest Hemingway house in Ketchum. Hemingway gained international acclaim for his short stories and novels, developing a highly influential prose style that exerted a lasting influence on 20th century English literature.

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South Carolina

Education: Students in Preservation-Related Fields

One of the objectives of the SC state preservation plan is to "enhance education of students in preservation-related fields", by increasing communication and collaboration with educational institutions, and providing field experiences for students while assisting communities.

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Michigan

Saving Michigan’s Lights

Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, and these unique structures have come to symbolize the Great Lake State. The Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program (MLAP), which is funded through the sale of specialty license plates and is administered by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), helps fund the preservation of these iconic structures. The program allows Michigan lighthouse enthusiasts to help preserve these historic places through the purchase of a Save Our Lights license plate, and it provides a funding source to assist lighthouse stewards with preservation projects.

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Montana

Montana Historical Society’s Archaeology Day

Since the early 1990s, the Montana SHPO of the Montana Historical Society has been involved in organizing public events to bring attention and greater appreciation to the role of archaeology in understanding and preserving the past.

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Indiana

The Indiana Historic Sites and Structures Inventory

In the mid-1970s, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources began awarding matching subgrants using funds from the National Park Service (NPS) for the identification of historic buildings and structures.

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