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Zion National Park

(Encyclopedia) Zion National Park, 146,592 acres (59,349 hectares), SW Utah. First proclaimed a national monument in 1909, it was enlarged several times and established as a national park in 1919.…

Río Grande del Norte National Monument

(Encyclopedia) Río Grande del Norte National Monument, 242,500 acres (98,140 hectares), N central N.Mex, on the Taos Plateau between the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mts.; est. 2013. The monument…

Canyonlands National Park

(Encyclopedia) Canyonlands National Park, 337,598 acres (136,679 hectares), SE Utah; est. 1964. Located in a desert region, the park contains a maze of deep canyons and many unusual features carved…

Valles Caldera National Preserve

(Encyclopedia) Valles Caldera National Preserve vä´ys, 89,766 acres (36,343 hectares), N N.Mex.; est. 2000 by Valles Caldera Trust, transferred to National Park Service 2015. Formerly part of the…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: August 28, 1806

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark August 27, 1806August 29, 1806August 28, 1806 Thursday 28th of August 1806 Capt Lewis had a bad nights rest and is not very well this morning.…

The Journals of Lewis & Clark: May 10, 1805

by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark May 9, 1805May 11, 1805May 10, 1805 Friday May 10th 1805. Set out at sunrise and proceeded but a short distance ere the wind became so violent…