Historic sites

Erie Canal—historic link
In 1832 the Ohio & Erie Canal established a transportation link between Lake Erie and the Ohio River. This new route transformed Ohio into an economic powerhouse, as Cleveland and Akron became worldwide... Read more

The 90-acre Gateway Property contains the longest natural stretch of the Cuyahoga River within the boundaries of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, providing important wildlife habitat and resource protection. The Gateway Property is located in Akron at... Read more

A short drive from Cleveland and Akron, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park conserves the Cuyahoga River valley and historic canal and railroad corridors in Summit and Cuyahoga counties. The park is a major year-round outdoor-recreation attraction in... Read more

The inspiration for a generation of American impressionist painters, J. Alden Weir's farm was subdivided for housing development in the late 1980s. Through nearly two-dozen transactions, TPL reassembled the original farm property, worked with the Weir Farm... Read more

Native Dakota people once performed ceremonies on this hill overlooking the junction of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers in the Twin Cities suburb of Mendota Heights. Today, people come to enjoy the stunning views of Fort Snelling State Park and the... Read more

Between 2001-2006, TPL led the effort to transform a 27-acre industrial site located in St. Paul's East Side into a park and nature sanctuary in honor of late Congressman Bruce Vento. The new Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary is nestled at the foot of tall... Read more

When Harold and Doris Sabo approached retirement, they decided to sell their 2,500-acre Clearwater County farm bordering the Red Lake Chippewa Reservation in northern Minnesota. Acting on the Sabos' desire to see the land added to the reservation, TPL... Read more

For centuries Native Americans have come to quarries in southwestern Minnesota in search of a red stone known as catlinite, from which to carve pipes for personal and ceremonial use. Pipes and pipestone were central to the religious and ceremonial culture... Read more

This historic ranch headquarters is wholly surrounded by the 71,000-acre Aqua Fria National Monument, which contains critical wildlife habitat and an extensive network of Native American sites. At the request of the Bureau of Land Management, which manages... Read more

In the late 1970s, the Trust for Public Land purchased five well-worn, single-family homes along Auburn Avenue, near downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Located on the same block as the birthplace and boyhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., these properties... Read more

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