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The monument opened on Thursday to a sparse crowd, but National Park Service officials hope for a better showing this weekend.
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North Woods national monument opens fully to the public

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Amid an ongoing federal review and contention over the signs advertising it, Maine’s national monument opened fully for its first full year on Thursday with a handful of visitors more interested in nature than politics.
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The monument opened on Thursday to a sparse crowd, but National Park Service officials hope for a better showing this weekend.
POLL QUESTION

North Woods national monument opens fully to the public

Amid an ongoing federal review and contention over the signs advertising it, Maine’s national monument opened fully for its first full year on Thursday with a handful of visitors more interested in nature than politics.

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