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US National Monuments

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Location: United States, North America

Object Title: US National Monuments

 

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US National Monuments

 
Devils Postpile
 
 
Orange Poppy Patch
 

There are 100 areas known as National Monuments in the United States. These are areas that the President set aside for special protections, a right given to the President under the Antiquities Act of 1906. Many National Parks started off as National Monuments. Most of these areas are managed by the National Park Service, but some are managed by the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and even the Armed Forces Retirement Home and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have a hand in managing one monument each. Many National Monuments are co-managed by two or more agencies.




The first National Monument was Devil's Tower in the state of Wyoming. It was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. Bill Clinton created the most National Monuments, 16, followed by Jimmy Carter who designated 15. Most of these areas were already federal land - the National Monument designation just brings additional special protections to the area.


 
Pinnacles National Monument<br />...
 
 
Sipapu Bridge
 

55 National Monuments are areas of natural importance. There are also some that protect Native American and historical sites. Arizona has the most National Monuments, followed by New Mexico.

Here is the list of National Monuments, many of which have a SummitPost page dedicated to them.
MonumentState/Location
Admiralty IslandAK
African Burial GroundNY
Agate Fossil BedsNE
Agua FriaAZ
Alibates Flint QuarriesTX
AniakchackAK
Aztec RuinsNM
BandelierNM
Booker T. WashingtonVA
Buck Island ReefVI
CabrilloCA
California CoastalCA
Canyon de ChellyAZ
Canyons of the AncientsCO
Cape KrusensternAK
Capulin VolcanoNM
Carrizo PlainCA
Casa Grande RuinsAZ
Cascade-SiskiyouOR
Castillo de San MarcosFL
Castle ClintonNY
Cedar BreaksUT
ChiricahuaAZ
ColoradoCO
Craters of the MoonID
Devils PostpileCA
Devils TowerWY
DinosaurCO
Effigy MoundsIO
El MalpaisNM
El MorroNM
Florissant Fossil BedsCO
Fort FredericaGA
Fort MatanzasFL
Fort McHenryMD
Fort MoultrieSC
Fort PulaskiGA
Fort StanwixNY
Fort SumterSC
Fort UnionNM
Fossil ButteWY
George Washington BirthplaceVA
George Washington CarverMO
Giant SequoiaCA
Gila Cliff DwellingsNM
Governors IslandNY
Grand Canyon-ParashantAZ
Grand PortageMN
Grand Staircase-EscalanteUT
Hagerman Fossil BedsID
Hanford ReachWA
Hohokam PinaAZ
HomesteadNE
HovenweepCO/UT
Ironwood ForestAZ
Jewel CaveSD
John Day Fossil BedsOR
Kasha-Katuwe Tent RocksNM
Lava BedsCA
Little Bighorn BattlefieldMT
Marianas TrenchAK
Montezuma CastleAZ
Mount Saint HelensWA
Muir WoodsCA
Natural BridgesUT
NavajoAZ
NewberryOR
OcmulgeeGA
Oregon CavesOR
Organ Pipe CactusAZ
Pacific Remote IslandsPacific
PapahanaumokuakeaHI
PetroglyphNM
Pipe SpringAZ
PipestoneMN
Pompeys PillarMT
Poverty PointLA
Prehistoric TrackwaysNM
President Lincoln and Soldiers' HomeDC
Rainbow BridgeUT
Rose AtollAS
Russell CaveAL
Salinas Pueblo MissionsNM
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto MountainsCA
Scotts BluffNE
Sonoran DesertAZ
Statue of LibertyNY/NJ
Sunset Crater VolcanoAZ
Timpanogos CaveUT
TontoAZ
TuzigootAZ
Upper Missouri River BreaksMT
Vermilion CliffsAZ
Virgin Islands Coral ReefVI
Walnut CanyonAZ
White SandsNM
World War II Valor in the PacificHI/AZ/CA
WupatkiAZ
Yucca HouseNM

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mtybumpoCraters of the Moon

mtybumpo

Voted 10/10

I attached the page I made for Craters of the Moon to your page.
Posted Apr 18, 2010 9:09 pm
Sarah SimonRe: Craters of the Moon

Sarah Simon

Hasn't voted

Sweet - thanks, mtybumpo. -Sarah



Posted Apr 19, 2010 1:23 pm
Mark DoironPinnacles National Park

Mark Doiron

Voted 10/10

I've added Pinnacles National Park to national park list.
Posted Jan 12, 2013 4:18 pm
tarolRe: Pinnacles National Park

tarol

Hasn't voted

thanks, removed it from this page
Posted Jan 14, 2013 1:48 pm

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