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Geothermal wonders, such as Old Faithful, are evidence of one of the world's largest active volcanoes. After exploration Congress decided that the area known as Yellowstone needed to be protected and preserved.


Yorktown Battlefield is the site of the final, major battle of the American Revolutionary War and symbolic end of Colonial English America.


Today, the Yorktown National Cemetery, contains the remains of 2,183 soldiers, ten of which are Confederate. Only 747 of the dead are identified.
Yosemite National Park harbors a grand collection of waterfalls, meadows, and forests that include groves of giant sequoias, the world's largest living things.



Yucca House National Monument is a large, unexcavated Ancestral Puebloan surface site.


Located along the Canadian border in central Alaska, the preserve protects 115 miles of the 1,800-mile Yukon River and the entire Charley River basin. The Charley, a 100-mile long wild river, is considered by many to be the most spectacular river in Alask



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Maine Puffins
Maine Puffins


Maine ocean islands provide the only nesting sites for Atlantic puffins in the United States. Eastern Egg Rock in the midcoast region, Seal Island and Matinicus Rock at the mouth of Penobscot Bay, and Machias Seal Island and Petit Manan Island off the downeast coast provide habitat for more than 4,000 puffins each summer.