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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Bruce O'Connell
The National Park Service has closed privately run marinas, restaurants and inns throughout the country and in some cases even posted guards to keep people from using them during the government shutdown, arguing that it doesn't have the money, manpower or authority to let them operate.
Park rangers on Friday were turning away people who want to visit the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in an effort to enforce the National Park Service's decision to shut down the private establishment during the government shutdown.
"After the first day, I was getting handfuls of cards," O'Connell said. "I didn't know who Logan was at the time and was curious who he was. I started getting envious. I don't get half these greetings."
Then, the mail started displaying international labels and stamps, too, O'Connell said.