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TOM KNUDSON/tknudson@sacbee.com

Preston Chiaro, president of the nonprofit Death Valley Conservancy and an executive with Rio Tinto, the London-based firm that owns the Ryan camp, views an old photo in the one-room schoolhouse that served the mining town. Chiaro says the conservancy, not the National Park Service, would better protect the historic site.

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