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5 National Parks Named in Honor of African Americans

Today’s post will highlight five national parks named in honor of African Americans. Click on the links below to learn more about these inspiring sites within our national park system and history. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park – Located in Maryland, this national park honors Harriet Tubman’s bravery and leadership saving and guiding …

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White House

Happy 229th anniversary to the White House! Construction started on this iconic building back 229 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. A few fun facts about the White House: • John Quincy Adams …

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Happy Juneteenth!

As a new federal holiday, Happy Juneteenth National Independence Day! Today celebrates the date of June 19, 1865, when enslaved people of African descent located in Galveston, Texas, finally learned of their freedom from the slavery system in the United States. While the Emancipation Proclamation granted freedom and was signed on January 1, 1863, by …

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Lincoln Memorial

Happy 110th anniversary to the Lincoln Memorial!  The Lincoln Memorial is a national monument built to honor our 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. You can find this grand structure in the National Mall opposite the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. This towering monument stands 190 feet long, 120 feet wide, 99 feet …

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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 Mall Anniversary

Happy 230th anniversary to the National Mall.  The National Mall is centrally located in Washington, DC. The National Mall is America’s most visited national park and nicknamed “America’s front yard”. The Mall area preserves the Washington Monument, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, D.C. War Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War …

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