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Dignitaries pose by the new national park sign in front of the Visitors Center on Monday. A ceremony was held, celebrating the official  establishment of the Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park. From left are Mike Ward, National Park Service, District 116 State Representative Dale Wright, Mayor Paul Hassler, site superintendant Chris Collins, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Carol Comer, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and (to right of sign) local heritage tourism leaders Jack and Mickey Koetting, Skip Weiler, Deb Cambron and Lauren Moore. More photos and information will appear in the Nov. 11 edition.  (Photo by MARK EVANS/Herald staff)