New Brown v Board site superintendent attracted by history

February 6, 2015 2:56 PM

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Sherda Williams, the daughter of an engineer who worked for Firestone and other tire companies, lived in several states when she was growing up — Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, California and Indiana. But she had stepped foot in only two national parks before she was hired by the National Park Service in 1992.

Williams was finishing a master's degree in landscape architecture, with a specialization in historic landscape preservation, at Ball State University at the time the NPS was becoming more interested in that field, The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports.

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