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Located in southwestern South Dakota, Badlands National Park consists of 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest, protected mixed grass prairie in the United States.














Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland with Washington, D.C.














The Battleground National Cemetery was established to mark the defeat of of General Jubal Early's Confederate campaign to launch an offensive action against the poorly defended Nation's Capital. With a combined total casualty figure of over 900 killed or



































The fort provided explorers, adventurers, and the U.S. Army a place to get needed supplies, wagon repairs, livestock, good food, water and company, rest and protection in this vast "Great American Desert." During the war with Mexico in 1846, the fort beca
The Preserve is a remnant of the land bridge that connected Asia with North America more than 13,000 years ago. The majority of this land bridge, once thousands of miles wide, now lies beneath the waters of the Chukchi and Bering Seas.






Big Bend merges natural environments from desert to mountains. It is a place where south meets north and east meets west, creating a great diversity of plants and animals.



The first National Preserve in the National Park System, Big Cypress has a mixture of pines, hardwoods, prairies, mangrove forests, cypress strands and domes. This meeting place of temperate and tropical species is a hotbed of biological diversity.




Big Hole National Battlefield is a memorial to the people who fought and died here on August 9 and 10, 1877; combatants in a five month conflict that came to be called the Nez Perce War of 1877.














The free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries pass through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide range of natural and historic features.


The Preserve consists of nine land units and six water corridors encompassing more than 97,000 acres. Big Thicket was the first Preserve in the National Park System established October 11, 1974, and protects an area of rich biological diversity.

Bighorn Lake extends approximately 60 miles through Wyoming and Montana, 55 miles of which are held within spectacular Bighorn Canyon. It boasts breath-taking scenery, countless varieties of wildlife, and abundant recreational opportunities.











The 10,000 year human history of the place reflects its temperamental nature. Some days, Biscayne Bay's shallow waters are glassy smooth, other times, the wind whistles and whips, creating white waves.






























The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a region of nearly 400,000 acres located within Worcester County in central Massachusetts and Providence County in northern Rhode Island.











The Blue Ridge Parkway provides both stunning scenery and close-up looks at the natural and cultural history of the southern Appalachian mountains.




This scenic river preserves relatively unspoiled land in southern West Virginia and contains natural and historic features of the Appalachian plateau.


















Booker T. Washington, born a slave, founded Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and later became an important and controversial leader of his race.



The site includes 15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th century African-American community. The sites are linked by the 1.6 mile (2.5 km) Black Heritage Trail.
Boston Harbor Islands national park area includes 34 islands situated within the Greater Boston shoreline. The islands are rich in natural and cultural resources.
Boston National Historic Park includes Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House and Old North Church. In the city ol Charlestown, included are the Bunker Hill Monument and the Charlestown Navy Yard. Most of the histori
























This one-acre site commemorates a battle which had one objective-- make impossible the threat of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest to interfere with General William T. Sherman's railroad supply line from Nashville to Chattanooga during the Atlant












This National Historic Site commemorates the landmark Supreme Court decision aimed at ending segregation in public schools. The site consists of the Monroe Elementary School.






At Bryce Canyon National Park, erosion has shaped colorful Claron limestones, sandstones, and mudstones into thousands of spires, fins, pinnacles, and mazes.








The Buffalo River is one of the few remaining unpolluted, free-flowing rivers in the lower 48 states offering both swift-running and placid stretches. The Buffalo National River encompasses 135 miles.













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November's Featured Park
The North Cascades have long been known as the North American Alps. Characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers. North Cascades National Park Service Complex contains the heart of this mountainous region in three park units which are all managed as one and include North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
November's Animal
Badgers are animals of open country. Their oval burrows (ten inches across and four to six inches high) are familiar features of grasslands on sandy or loamy soils of the eastern plains or shrub country in mountain parks or western valleys.
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