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US National Parks Reserves and Monuments

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This category is for questions about National Parks of the United States and the agencies that manage them. Questions should address a specific park or agency.
This is for the remembrance of the Late President Abraham Lincoln who give his entire knowledge and wisdom on how to make a balanced and equal society in America. That there should be no racial discrimination and to stop slavery among whites and the blacks. He unites the South and the North America …
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Answer Yes, this is a common criticism by environmentalists. There is a conflict between true preservation of nature and recreation. The conflict between allowing public access and protecting the resources is because of the Organic Act that established the National Park Service. (http://www.nps.…
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We have recently discovered an RV park located 15.5 miles north of Deming NM. It has a rustic and clean setting. It does not have the swimming pool and hot tub amenities that some of the town parks have but the scenery and quiet is a welcome relief. The rates are extremely low and there is a rustic …
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The Grand Canyon is an enormous gorge -- over 200 miles long -- of the Colorado River situated in northwest Arizona. It was carved over millions of years by erosion from the Colorado River and its tributaries, exposing many layers of rock and nearly 2 billion years of Earth's geologic history. It's …
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Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served when their Nation called upon them. The designer, Maya Lin, felt that "the politics had eclipsed the veterans, their service and their lives." She kept the design elegantl…
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Answer After being disassembled in pieces in France, it was carefully shipped to its final destination: New York Harbor. There, it sat in crates in a warehouse until the city could find a place to put it. They Found Bedloe's island and reassembled the statue on the old fort that was there.
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it is made out of copper 32 in. thick.I belive it is made of copper. I know it's the same stuff that pennies are made out of.It is a copper covered steel framework which provides the carrying capacity for the external visual shell.
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Each head is approximately 60 ft (18 m) high, as tall as a six-story buildings
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George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.
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President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on September 2, 1940, from the Rockefeller Memorial at Newfound Gap, NC. The park was conceived in 1926 and authorized by Congress in 1934. Land donations and private contributors including John D. Rockefeller Jr.…
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The presidents were selected on the basis of what each symbolized. George Washington represents the struggle for independence; Thomas Jefferson, the idea of government by the people; Abraham Lincoln, the idea of equality and the permanent union of the states; and Theodore Roosevelt, the 20th century…
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400 More detail The U.S. National Park Service oversees 391 "units," but many of these are historical parks and national cemeteries, and not focused on wildlife. There is much wildlife to be observed in some historical sites (Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, San Diego, CA, is rich i…
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The Statue of Liberty is made of pure copper hung on a framework of steel, which was originally puddled iron. Her flame above the torch is coated in gold leaf, which was originally made of copper and later altered to hold glass panes. The copper is 3/32 of an inch thick, that's just a bit thinner …
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it had to be arund the 1900s because thas wen theadore Roosevelt established nationl parks.
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The Gateway Arch is 630 feet tall and 630 feet wide.
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Yes, at the Gilgal Sculpture Garden, a small public city park, located at 749 East 500 South in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Sculptures includes sphinx with Joseph Smith's head.
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The Colorado River. or The standard school of thought was that the flow of water following glacial activity created the Grand Canyon Recent studies are putting forth the theory that a severe geological event created the Grand Canyon - and the river is a result of "water chooses the easiest path t…
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The formation of the Grand Canyon was accomplished by the constant erosion of the rock by the Colorado River over some 17 million years. Over time the river was able to carve a very deep channel into the Colorado Plateau. Links are provided to specifics regarding the geology of the Grand Canyon.
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There are 59 national parks in the US.
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The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a tourist attraction along the Colorado River on the edge of the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon West) in the U.S. state of Arizona. A horseshoe-shaped glass walkway extending over over a side canyon that is like you are stepping out in space, when you take a walk on this U-s…
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The grand canyon is a very dangerous hike for several reasons. Because of the dangers, the national parks service advises that a hike from the rim to the river and back is not a good idea. This does not mean that it cannot be done. Infact, it is done quite often. It will usually require a generous a…
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They were created to protect wildlife animals and to protect environments. Also, because there are many buildings and industry is developing so fast, we now reached a place where we need to actually phisically protect an environment and make a nationalpark so we do not use all the nature in building…
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There is one Washington Monument in honor of our first President, George Washington. It is located on the National Mall along Constitution Avenue. It is located between 17th Street and 15th Street.The other "monuments" are memorials. Some of these include the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memor…
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In Washington, DC. The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is located at the Southern End of the National Mall, adjacent to Tidal Basin and West Potmac River.
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Ground-breaking for construction occurred on March 26, 1982.
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http://www.nps.gov/ever/parkmgmt/statistics.htm Everglades National Park Annual Visitation 2003 - 1,040,648 2004 - 1,181,355 2005 - 1,233,837 2006 - 954,022
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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial in Washington DC. It was established to honor the members of the US armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War and who died in service or are still unaccounted for.
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to honour ones that faught in the war
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The Grand Canyon is located in northwestern Arizona.
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A sanctuary is a "place of safety." A wildlife sanctuary is a place where wildlife can live, or pause during migration, and be protected from most human-created disturbances. By definition, a National Park is a tract of land managed by the National Park Service (US Department of the Interior). Many…
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The Grand Canyon is exclusivel in northwestern Arizona.
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It is in northwestern Arizona.It is in northwestern Arizona.
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As of March 25, 2013, all US states have a National Park Unit, however, not all of the units are a national park or monument. US states without a national park or monument are:Illinois (has an historic site)Kansas (has historic sites and a preserve)New Hampshire (has an historic site)Oklahoma (has a…
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copper and iron
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The answer to the question is in the asking. The key to the question in my mind is the word 'Nature'. 'Nature' is made up of all the elements you have listed - therefore, the composition of a 'nature' trail is anything in 'nature'. Please - let us not designate what the composition of a "Nature Trai…
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Humboldt Redwoods State Park in California is home to the world's tallest living things, the redwood trees.
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There are no news stories about someone being injured at Dunn's River Falls on May 25, 2007. It is considered a popular tourist attraction, and thousands of people visit the falls every year.
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National park passes for permanently disYes, passes are free to anyone with a permanent disability, They are called access passes and offer other benefits besides free entrance fees at national parks . they must be applied for in person with proof of disability such as your VA rating, at any nationa…
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Mt. Rushmore is located near Keystone, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located 23 miles southwest of Rapid City, South Dakota in the Black Hills.Mount Rushmore National Memorial is located in the Black Hills of western South Dakota.
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It is in northwestern Arizona.
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Grant's birth name was "Hiram Ulysses Grant." When Grant was nominated for West Point, the application was made in the name of "Ulysses S. Grant" (nobody knows why this mistake was made). Grant adopted this name while at West Point, and was given the nickname "Sam" (U.S. = "Uncle Sam"). His mother's…
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To reserve the land for animals that live in that area so they don't become extinc.is exactly but enough?
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The Everglades have lost approximately 50 percent of it's size in the recent years.
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National parks are there to protect the wild life and so people can go out and enjoy themselves and it has an amazing scenery.
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Yellowstone National Park in Wyomiming, Montana, and Idaho is the oldest park
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It is made up of an iron frame and coated with a copper sheet. The reason that it has the bluish-green tint is because of chemical reactions from water. Otherwise, it would have its original brownish-red tint to it.Copper
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Answer Niagara Falls - The rim is worn down about 2 1/2 feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that move over it every minute.
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Yellowstone National Park, 1872 is commonly regarded as the world's oldest national park, however, Bogd Khan Uul almost certainly is the oldest, dating back to 1783, when it was established by the Mongolian government as an area to be kept off limits to exploitation and to be protected for its beaut…
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Mostly copper.
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It took approximately 6 years to build the London Eye.
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The Grand Canyon was formed by the processes of weathering and erosion. The Colorado River and its tributaries formed the canyon as the Colorado Plateau was being geologically uplifted. The erosion occurred fairly recently, starting around 17 million years ago, but the geologic record exposed cover…
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Answer Pennsylvania has the most trailer parks, per capita, than any state in the U.S. West Virginia comes in at a close second. Maine has 35 State Parks plus numerous State Reserved areas and State Historic Areas.
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Yellowstone National Park is owned by the people of the United States and managed by the National Park Service. The Park Service's budget, part of the Federal budget, partially subsidizes fees for use of the park. In 1972, our government signed the United Nations' World Heritage Treaty, a treaty th…
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copper that turned green over time ( i think )
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Fort Custer Recreation Area is a 3,003-acre state park located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Michigan. The area features lakes, the Kalamazoo River, over 25 miles of multi-use trails, second growth oak barrens and dry-mesic southern forests.
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Virginia &/or Delaware
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Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba, Canada. Established in 1929, there were no Canadian National Parks established in 1910. The United States' 10th national park, Glacier National Park, was established in 1910.
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277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km/5,280 ft) deep.
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There are 58 specifically listed as National Parks within the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. There are a total of 394 units of the National Park Service.
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Mount Rushmore is famous because it celebrated American heroes after 150 years of being the united states of America.
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The Grand Canyon was formed about 5.4 million years ago.There is no exact understanding of when it was formed, although geologists have an understanding that it is thousands of years old, based on the layers of rock seen because of erosion.
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Colossal Majestic Symbolic Green sign of freedom
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Crater Lake National Park is located in the US state of Oregon.
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The payrate is not based on fact that you are at a national park in Nebraska. If the contractor you are working for is contracted to a government job that qualifies Davis Bacon wages to be paid, than you check the Davis bacon site and select the county that the work is being performed in, "site of w…
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It is in arizona. Arizona is a desert, so it is someplace in the desert. AnswerThe Grand Canyon is in northern Arizona. The southern rim is the more picturesque, The nothern rim has more trees and shrubbs and can actually get cold there--but it is an outstanding site from wherever you are. Answ
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Located near Keystone, Mount Rushmore is a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota, on which is carved a massive granite sculpture, and it is situated in the United States Presidential Memorial. It is representative of the first 150 years of U.S. history, containing the 18 m, or 60-foot, sculpte…
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The National Park Service has full authority to enforce federal laws and regulations regarding the use of national parks. The authority is granted by the organic act of 1916 and subsequent legislation.
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They tend to be called gorges rather than canyons, except perhaps in Spain, but two of the best known are the Ardeche Gorge and the Bourne Gorge, both in France. Crete has one or two; the UK has its more modest Cheddar Gorge; and there are others scattered around Europe's mountainous areas.
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It is in northwestern Arizona.
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Mt. Rushmore features sculptures of Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln carved into granite rock. See the picture below.
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Before European immigration, the area was inhabited by Native Americans who built settlements within the canyon and its many caves. The Pueblo people considered the Grand Canyon ("Ongtupqa" in Hopi language) a holy site and made pilgrimages to it. The first European known to have viewed the Grand Ca…
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The Grand Canyon is constructive because
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Glacier is located in the Rocky Mountains of northwestern Montana along the Canadian border. The nearest larger city is Kalispell, MT, and it is more or less equidistant from Calgary, Alberta, Great Falls, MT, and Missoula, MT.
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Yellowstone National Park was first established in North America; Canada's first (and oldest) national park is the well-known "Banff National Park", located in Alberta, which was established in 1885.
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ion and steal
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George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln
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I live in Seward in the heart of this area, and its not the taiga, though the northern part of the Kenai Peninsula is. Kenai Fjords is a temperate rainforest. Tiaga
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The number of cars allowed around the area has been limited to help with pollution.
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Decomposers in the Great Smoky Mountains area include bacteria and many different types of fungus. There are also ants, worms, and termites.
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It is 277 miles.
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All I can say is if you go or have been there you will know why. Much of the Sierra Nevada mountains are preserved as parks or monuments. Travel US 395 and you will wonder no longer. Just walk into the wilderness for a few minutes to appreciate it more.
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Native Americans discovered the Grand Canyon, leaving petroglyphs and structures in testament of their existence there. Captain Garcia Lopez de Cardenas made the discovery for the Europeans in 1540.The first human to see the Grand Canyon did so about 12,000 years ago; and that person's name has lon…
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France.The Statue of Liberty was completed in Paris in June 1884, presented to America by the people of France on 4 July 1884, then dismantled and shipped to the United States the following year as 350 individual pieces in over 200 separate crates.
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It is in Arizona.
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The Malheur National Forest in Oregon is host to a 8,000 year old mushroom that is 2,200 acres (890 hectares) in size. This is also the worlds single largest living thing.
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Florida
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It came from Colorado. The town of Marble Colorado.A+ Vermont
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There are 388 national parks in the United States of America. For a complete list, go to: http://nps.seeamerica.org/That may be correct (it is close - the latest # is 391) if you include all National Park Service properties - but you need to differentiate between National Parks (of which there are …
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Mount Rushmore is located in western South Dakota.
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in Washington D.C. on the tidal basin of east potomac park
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