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Amazing America

05Jan 16
U.S. National Park Service celebrates its 100th year

U.S. National Park Service celebrates its 100th year

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed a law that created the National Park Service. It was designed to manage and care for the U.S. national parks. At that time, the United States had 35 national parks and monuments. Some of them had already existed for years, such as Yellowstone National Park. Established all the…

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Docked forever: Gold Rush boats underground

When prospectors converged on San Francisco’s waterfront in the 1840s, eager to find gold, some left their boats in a shallow cove and went off in search of their fortunes.…

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Amazing America celebrates the most incredible aspects of the United States. Each book highlights 12 of the most interesting people, events, things, or places that make the country great. Learn about the country’s most important battles, life-changing inventions, meaningful landmarks, breathtaking natural wonders, fascinating myths and legends, and significant monuments. Each book in this series is packed with fun facts and historical information that highlight the best aspects of the United States.

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