Hot Springs National Park gets trading cards | News
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - A set of free trading cards at Hot Springs National Park features lesser known events from the Civil War and the civil rights movement.
The cards are being used as educational tools for children, who are given cards when they take part in a ranger-led tour or answer a question about their visit to the park.
The Sentinel-Record reports that (http://is.gd/ObbPQZ) that there are five different designs. The effort is part of a program by the National Park Service.
Cards given at certain parks last year marked Civil War events. The effort was expanded to the civil rights movement because that was an outgrowth of the Civil War.
The Hot Springs set includes depictions of African-American bathhouse workers and other scenes.
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