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Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919
This unique desert is home to the most recognizable cactus in the world, the majestic saguaro. Saguaro cacti provide their fruits to hungry desert animals. They also provide homes to a variety of birds. With an average life span of 150 years, a mature sag

Saint Croix Island International Historic site is a monument to the beginning of the United States and Canada. .
Canoe amid the northwoods, where wolves, deer, otter and porcupine can be seen or boat surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns. The river's past can also be seen on the landscape; a stone wall, a steel ring, a cabin or a metal bridge recalls earlie




This 18th-century church is one of New York's oldest parishes (1665-1980). The adjoining cemetery contains burials dating from 1704.
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site consists of 150 acres including the home, gardens and studios of Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), one of America's foremost sculptors.


The Site documents the development of the Atlantic triangular trade during the colonial period, the role of privateering during the Revolutionary War, and the international maritime trade, especially with the Far East..
What remains today are austere yet beautiful reminders of this earliest contact between Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonials: the ruins of four mission churches, at Quarai, Ab, and Gran Quivira and the partially excavated pueblo of Las Humanas.









It is the only known site where members of the Columbus expedition set foot on what is now U.S. territory. The park contains the only ceremonial prehistoric ball court ever discovered in the lesser Antilles, village middens, and burial grounds. The site i





Four Spanish frontier missions, part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, 19th centuries, are preserved here.





This park includes the fleet of national historic landmark vessels at Hyde Street Pier, a maritime museum, and a maritime library.






The park was created in 1966 based upon an idea: that individuals and nations can solve their problems peacfully without resorting to violence. The American soldiers and British Royal Marines remained for 12 years until Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany, awarde


San Juan National Historic Site, includes forts, bastions, powder houses, wall and El Cauelo Fort, also called San Juan de la Cruzdefensive fortifications that once surrounded the old, colonial portion of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
















The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site was perserved to recognize the national significance of the massacre in American history, and its ongoing signficance to the Cheyenne and Arapaho people.














Between 1821 and 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was primarily a commercial highway connecting Missouri and Santa Fe.



Located in a Mediterranean ecosystem, the Santa Monica Mountains contain a wide variety of plants and wildlife. The mountains also have an interesting and diverse cultural history which begins with the Chumash and Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and continues t









This is the site of the first integrated ironworks in North America, 1646-1668. It includes the reconstructed blast furnace, forge, rolling mill, and a restored seventeenth century house.













This site preserves the memory of the historic Oregon, California and Mormon Trails.







A march successfully made its way to the State Capital in Montgomery. As a result, Congress enacted legislation that would guarantee voting rights for all Americans. This monumental event brought the struggle of voting rights of African Americans to the f










These two adjoining parks protect immense mountains, deep canyons, huge trees, and stunningly diverse habitats. Sequoia and Kings Canyon share miles of boundary and are managed as one park.
These two adjoining parks protect immense mountains, deep canyons, huge trees, and stunningly diverse habitats. Sequoia and Kings Canyon share miles of boundary and are managed as one park.





The Sewall-Belmont House was built by Robert Sewall in 1799-1800 and was named for him and for Alva Belmont, whose financial contribution enabled the National Woman's Party to purchase the house. It has been the headquarters of the National Women's Party














Shenandoah National Park lies astride a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which form the eastern rampart of the Appalachian Mountains between Pennsylvania and Georgia.





Shiloh National Cemetery was established in 1866 and has more than 3,500 Union graves.
Shiloh National Military Park was established to preserve the scene of the first major battle in the Western theater of the Civil War. The battlefield contains about 4,000 acres and has within its boundaries the Shiloh National Cemetery along with the wel

























The park was established primarily for its outstanding natural features, including forests, beaches, dune formations, and ancient glacial phenomena. The Lakeshore also contains many cultural features including a 1871 lighthouse, three former Life-Saving S









































After nearly two centuries of continuous production of rifles and muskets used by Americas armed forces in every war in the nations history, the armory closed its gates and fell silent. Reopened in 1978 as the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, th




















Located in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of international friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States.
Steamtown National Historic Site preserves the era of the steam engine which lumbers back to life. The cinders, grease, oil, steam and people of railroading have returned.
















A fierce battle took place at Stones River between December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863. The 584-acre National Battlefield includes Stones River National Cemetery, with more than 6,000 Union graves; and the Hazen Brigade Monument, the oldest, intact Civi
Stones River National Cemetery was established in 1865 and has more than 6,000 Union graves.











Sunset Crater is the youngest volcano on the Colorado Plateau. The volcano's red rim and the dark lava flows seem to have cooled and hardened to a jagged surface.





















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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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