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Basic Facts About Cedar Breaks National Monument

A massive natural amphitheater spanning 3 miles across, Cedar Breaks National Monument is located in Utah. The gorgeous landscape of this rugged national monument draws hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the country every year. History In the 1800s, Mormon settlers who came across this rugged landscape of steep canyons, cliffs, and walls referredContinue reading “Basic Facts About Cedar Breaks National Monument”

Basic Facts About Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve

Situated in central Idaho’s Snake River Plain, Caters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve protects a vast area of lava flows, sagebrush, and cinder cones. The rugged landscape resembles that of the moon’s surface and was visited by Apollo 14 astronauts in preparation for their trips to the moon.  History In 1924, President CalvinContinue reading “Basic Facts About Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve”

Basic Facts About The Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

A US national monument situated in northwestern Nebraska, the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument protects a massive amount of well-preserved Miocene fossils. The area is also composed of grassy plains and a valley of the Niobrara River. History  In the 1890s, scientists discovered the incredibly-well preserved bones of Miocene Epoch mammals, making the Agate FossilContinue reading “Basic Facts About The Agate Fossil Beds National Monument”

Basic Facts about the African Burial Ground National Monument

Located in Lower Manhattan, New York City, the African Burial Ground National Monument protects a massive excavated grave site of both free and enslaved Africans from the 17th and 18th centuries. The historic site memorializes the role that slavery played in establishing New York. History  In 1991, construction began for an office building at 190Continue reading “Basic Facts about the African Burial Ground National Monument”

Basic Facts About Devils Postpile National Monument

Situated in eastern California, Devils Postpile National Monument protects a fascinating rock formation known as the Devils Postpile as well as Rainbow Falls and the surrounding natural landscape. History  Devils Postpile was established as a national monument in 1911 by President Taft. The monument was originally part of Yosemite National Park, but with the discoveryContinue reading “Basic Facts About Devils Postpile National Monument”