- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) - The National Park Service and Google are making it easier to visit U.S. historic sites without leaving home.

The federal agency and the technology giant announced a partnership Thursday in which images of more than 3,800 artworks and artifacts from parks are being added to Google’s database of online imagery.

Also, photos of dozens of National Park Service sites are being added to Google Street View, which already offers ground-level views of many park attractions.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell made the announcement at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, where the first black U.S. military pilots trained during World War II. The site is featured in an online museum called the Google Cultural Institute.

Jewell says one goal of the project is to encourage more people to visit parks.

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