Kathy Cherry Books

October 2020

White House

Happy 228th anniversary to the White House! Construction started on this iconic building back 228 years ago in Washington DC. Every President except George Washington has resided here since 1800. The White House stands about 55,000 square feet, six floors, and has 132 rooms. At various times in history, the White House has been known as …

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Dinosaur National Monument

Happy 105th anniversary to Dinosaur National Monument! A few years ago, we planned a vacation to Colorado and we planned on driving from California to Colorado. At the time, our son loved dinosaurs! I mean really loved them and even talked about growing up to become a paleontologist! After some discussions and checking out the …

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National Trails System Act

The National Trails System Act created the National Trails System back today in 1968.  The Act created national trails to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of trails while encouraging greater public access. The Act established four classes of trails: national scenic trails, national historic trails, national recreation trails, and side or connecting trails. The first …

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Yosemite turns 130!

Happy 130th anniversary to Yosemite National Park! In 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed the legislation creating the nation’s third national park. The establishment of Yosemite National Park preserved over 1,500 square miles of land. Yosemite National Park is located in central California in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Yosemite ignites many images when you say its …

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