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Atlantic coast shoreline, mixed hardwood and spruce/fir forest, mountains, and lakes, as well as several offshore islands.
The park is located in Quincy, MA and encompasses 5 generations of the Adam's family. The site includes the birthplaces of John and John Quincy,Adams, the "Old House" which was home to 4 generations of Adam's, and the Stone Library which is home to more than 14,000 historic volumes and a collection of John Quincy Adam's books.

Located on the banks of the Niobrara River, Agate Fossil Beds and the surrounding prairie are an important source of 19.2 million year-old Miocene epoch mammal fossils. Once part of Captain James H. Cook's Agate Springs Ranch it,also, became a gathering place for Chief Red Cloud and other Oglala Lakota people.

Established in 2000 for the preservation, protection and interpretation of traditional Native Hawaiian culture and natural resources, the Ala Kahakai NHT is a 175-mile trail corridor full of cultural and historical significance.

The area is located on Amaknak Island in Alaska. The fort was one of the defense posts built to protect Dutch Harbor (the back door to the US) during WWII. Congress designated this as a National Historic Area to inspire past and future generations to learn about the Unangan people and the Aleutian Islands in the defense of the US in WWII.

Alibates Flint, distinctive for its varied coloration, occurs in dolomite outcrops atop Permain Aged Redbeds in the Canadian River breaks near Amarillo and Fritch, Texas. Early inhabitants left shallow pits as evidence and quarry activity

The Allegheny Portage Railroad, first constucted over the Allegheny Mtns., was an inclined plane railroad which operated between 1834-1854. It was considered a technological wonder and played a critical role in opening the interior of the US to trade and settlement.

This memorial honors the 5000 American and Marianas people who gave their lives during the Marianas Campaign of WWII.

This area once was home to over 300 generations of hunters and gatherers. They left a record of their existence through colorful rock art panels, bits of tools and fibers preserved for thousands of years by the arid desert climate.

With over 1200 acreas Anacostia Park is one of Washington's largest and most important recreation areas. Included in Anacostia Park is Kenilworh Park and Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh.

Andersonville, or Camp Sumter as it was officially known, was one of the largest of many Confederate military prisons established during the Civil War. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is the only park in the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history. The 495-acre park consists of the historic prison site and the National Cemetery.

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site honors the life and work of the nation's 17th President and preserves his two homes, tailor shop, and grave site.

The Aniakchak Caldera, is the result of a series of eruptions, the latest in 1931, and is one of the finest examples of dry caldera in the world. Located in the volcanically active Aleutian Mountains, the crater contains many outstanding examples of volcanic features, including lava flows, cinder cones, and explosion pits.

This site marks the end of Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North. The battle claimed more than 23,000 men killed, wounded, and missing in one single day, and led to Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, on September 17, 1862, was the tragic culmination of Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North. The peaceful village of Sharpsburg turned into a huge hospital and burial ground extending for miles in all directions. These graves include veterans and their wives of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII and Korea. The cemetery closed in 1953.

Wisconsin's northernmost landscape juts out into Lake Superior as the scenic archipelago known as the Apostle Islands. The national lakeshore includes 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland Lake Superior shoreline.
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,167-mile (3,488 km) footpath along the ridge crests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in north Georgia.
This is the site where Robert E. Lee surrended to Ulyssses Grant which signaled the end of the Southern States' attempt to create a separate nation. The site includes the McLean home (surrender site) and the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, the former county seat for Appomattox County.

The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area has many stories hidden in the granite outcrops throughout the land. For more than 10,000 years, people have lived here. The area is rich in natural wonders that drew Native American travelers and traders, settlers looking for new land after the Creek succession, freed slaves, and a group of Trappist monks.

Arches National Park preserves over two thousand natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. In some areas, faulting has exposed millions of years of geologic history.The extraordinary features of the park, including balanced rocks, fins and pinnacles, are highlighted by a striking environment of contrasting colors, landforms and textures.

The Arkansas Post was the first trading post in the lower Mississippi River Valley. It served as the first step in a struggle between France, Spain and England over the interior of the North American continent. Over the years it has moved but always served as strategic importance for the French, American, Spanish and Confederate military.

The Arlington House where Robert E. Lee called home for 30 years has been memorialized. General Lee gained the repect of the people of both the North and South.

Bands of wild horses freely roam amongst plants and native animals that have adapted to a life of sand, salt and wind.

Aztec Ruins National Monument preserves structures and artifacts of Ancestral Pueblo people from the 1100's through 1200s.

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