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celebrating 200 years of americas science and service noaa legacy 1807 - 2007

NOAA History is an intrinsic part of the history of the United States and the
development of its science and commercial infrastructure. (more)

noaa legacy - america's oldest science agency

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NOAA Celebrates 200 Years of Science, Service and Stewardship

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Poster Gallery
A growing collection of posters created to honor NOAA's 200 Year Legacy.

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Gallery of
Historic Films

View streaming video clips of early survey work at your desktop!.


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NOAA and the Preserve America Initiative

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More NOAA History from Around the Nation

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NOAA Photo
Library

More than 20,000 public domain images. Photographs dating from the late 19th century; images from the 1600's.


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NOAA Legacy
Although NOAA was formed in 1970, the agencies that came together at that time are among the oldest in the Federal Government.
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Hall of Honor
Honoring individuals who gave their lives while on duty; those who provided exceptional service to the Nation.
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Profiles In Time
Biographic sketches of people who worked for NOAA and its ancestor agencies.
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Stories and Tales

Join men and women as they tell stories about the sea, about the sky, and about the Earth we live on....

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A Nation At War
Personal accounts and stories from those who served our country during the Civil War, World War I and World War II.
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Tools of the Trade
Tools for working at the office, working in our homes and yards - tools for dining and recreation. Various types of tools are used by scientists also in helping them do their jobs.
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Art and Poetry from NOAA's Archives
A gallery of works from the 1800's to the present... including works from James McNeill Whistler who worked for the C&GS.


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Last Updated: November 14, 2012

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