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on military reservations; thumb 300 px right Fort Matanzas National Monument (File:Fortwestern.jpg) class "wikitable" border "1" - ! Year ! ! Monument - 1910 June 23 Big Hole Battlefield (Big Hole National Battlefield), Mont. - 1913 Oct. 14 Cabrillo (Cabrillo National Monument), Calif. - 1923 March 2 Mound City, Ohio (now Hopewell Culture National Historical Park) - Fort Marion, Fla. (now Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Man National Historical Park Seventy-five Historical Areas were added to the National Park System between 1933 and 1964, including nine National Historic Sites and one International Park in non-federal ownership. Areas represented nine historic themes: I. ''The Original Inhabitants'' (6); II. ''European Exploration & Settlement'' (12): III. ''Development of the English Colonies'', 1700-1775 (2); IV. ''Major American Wars'' (10): V. ''Political and Military Affairs'' (16); VI. ''Westward

and important urban historic site. Some architectural monuments, including the Old St. Louis Post Office and the Cathedral, have been carefully preserved, but the main feature of the area is the only major national memorial of modern design in the United States, and one of a small number in the world — Eero Saarinen's stainless steel Arch. In 1948 Congress authorized another major urban project, the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, the most important historical area in the United States, embracing Independence Hall and Square, Congress Hall, Carpenters Hall, and many other sites and buildings associated with independence and the establishment of a government under the Constitution. The method of analyzing complex urban problems was used in Boston, where it led to authorization of Minute Man National Historical Park in 1959 and other sites, including the Bunker Hill Monument, Faneuil Hall, and the Old Boston State House (Old State House (Boston)). A commission was established for New York City, where a complex of urban monuments were added, including Federal Hall, Castle Clinton, Grant Memorial, Hamilton Grange, Theodore Roosevelt's Birthplace (Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site), and Sagamore Hill to the previously authorized Statue of Liberty National Monument, whose boundaries were extended to include Ellis Island. The Historic American Buildings Survey was organized in 1933 upon the initiative of Mr. Charles E. Peterson of the National Park Service in cooperation with officials of the Library of Congress and the American Institute of Architects. Since 1933 the HABS has gathered more than 30,000 measured drawings, 40,000 photographs, and 13,000 pages of documentation for more than 13,000 of the Nation's historic buildings. thumb 300 px right Ellis Island, Main Hall (File:Ellis Island Hall Interior.JPG)The National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings was organized after passage of the Historic Sites Act in 1935. Beginning in 1960, the responsibilities of this Survey staff were extended to include recommendation of an important series of National Historic Landmarks, officially designated by the Secretary of the Interior. On October 9, 1960 Secretary of the Interior Fred A. Seaton announced the first official list of 92 historic sites and buildings eligible for designation as National Historic Landmarks. (Category:United States National Park Service) National Park Service (Category:History of organizations) National Park Service (Category:History of the United States)


Jingdezhen

During the Cultural Revolution, Jingdezhen produced a large number of porcelain Mao badges (Chairman Mao badge) and statues of a seated Mao Zedong. File:Jingdezhen soft paste porcelain flower holder Famille Rose 1736 1796 Qianlong period.jpg Jingdezhen soft paste porcelain flower holder, "Famille Rose", 1736–1796, Qianlong period. File:Jingdezhen blue and white plate Yuan period mid 14th century.jpg Jingdezhen blue and white plate, mid-14th century. File:Porcelain plate - Jingdezhen.jpg Early Kangxi 17th Century, Jingdezhen Ware, Nantoyōsō Collection, Japan File:Ming plate 15th century Jingdezhen kilns Jiangxi.jpg Ming plate with grape design, 15th century, Jingdezhen kilns, Jiangxi. British Museum. File:Chinese - Wine Jar with Carp among Water Weeds and Lotuses - Walters 491917 - View G.jpg ''Wine Jar with Carp among Water Weeds and Lotuses'', 16th


Chinatown, Oakland

The '''Lake Merritt''' Bay Area Rapid Transit station (metro station) is located in Downtown Oakland on Oak Street near Lake Merritt, Chinatown (Chinatown, Oakland), Laney College and the Oakland Museum (Oakland Museum of California). This station consists of an underground island platform. When compared to the more well-known Chinatowns of Oakland (Chinatown, Oakland) and San Francisco (Chinatown, San Francisco) in California and Vancouver, British Columbia (Chinatown, Vancouver), Portland's Chinatown is smaller and less active. It has more than two dozen Chinese-owned businesses, including restaurants such as Good Taste which serves Cantonese (Cantonese cuisine) noodle soups and barbecued meats, gift and import shops, club houses, an herbal medicine store and an Asian food market.


Sitka, Alaska

Sitka's unique position of being straddled between the Pacific Ocean and the most mountainous island in the Alexander Archipelago creates an abundant variety of outdoor opportunities: thumb Looking down Sitka Channel (File:SitkaChannel.JPG) in the early morning. * The Baranof Cross-Island Trail, which leads to the small community of Baranof Warm Springs on the eastern side of the island, is a popular summer backpacking trip. Only serious and experienced backpackers, or those with an experienced guide, should undertake such a trip due to volatile weather conditions in the mountains and the required crossings of icefields with crevasses


Bacoor

the American squadron in Manila Bay crushed a 5,000-strong Filipino force led by General Pío del Pilar. Wikipedia:Bacoor


San Juan, Argentina

between 1868 and 1874, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, whose birthplace was turned into a National Historical Monument in 1910, during the administration of president (president of Argentina) Roque Sáenz Peña. thumb right 1944 San Juan Earthquake (Image:Terremoto San Juan 001.jpg) On January 15, 1944, a powerful earthquake (1944 San Juan earthquake) devastated the city, killing around 10,000 people and leaving half of the provincial population homeless. Another quake, 7.4 in the Richter magnitude scale, struck 80 km northeast of the city on November 23, 1977, causing considerable damage and killing 65 people around the province. After the disaster of 1944, the city was reconstructed on concentric boulevards, with straight, well-lit, tree-lined avenues and modern housing. It has mostly lost its colonial aspect, but retains an open, sunny Mediterranean look. Geography and climate The city of San Juan is located in a fertile valley within a rocky mountainous area. Winter temperatures are generally mild, averaging between was elected to the Argentine Chamber of Deputies for Córdoba Province (Córdoba Province (Argentina)) in 1973, and became leader of the UCR caucus until the March 1976 coup. '''Francisco Narciso de Laprida''' (October 28, 1786 in San Juan (San Juan Province, Argentina) – September 22, 1829) http: www.laguia2000.com argentina francisco-narciso-de-laprida was an Argentine (Argentina) lawyer and politician. He was a representative for San Juan (San Juan, Argentina) at the Congress of Tucumán, and its president on July 9, 1816, when the Declaration of Independence of Argentina was declared. http: www.laguia2000.com argentina francisco-narciso-de-laprida Ways to Merlo Merlo is located 751 kilometers from Buenos Aires by the principal highway of the region, National Route 8 (National Route 8 (Argentina)) (Autopista Acceso Norte, Pilar (Pilar, Buenos Aires), Pergamino (Pergamino, Buenos Aires), Venado Tuerto, toward Río Cuarto, and from there by Ruta Provincial 1 to Villa de Merlo Merlo is located 250 km from Córdoba, Argentina Córdoba , 650 km from the city of Rosario; 460 km from the city of Mendoza (Mendoza, Argentina), and comparable distances from San Juan (San Juan, Argentina) and La Rioja (La Rioja, Argentina). *LRA22 Jujuy (San Salvador de Jujuy), Jujuy Province *LRA23 San Juan (San Juan, Argentina), San Juan Province (San Juan Province (Argentina)) *LRA 24 Río Grande (Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego) Tierra del Fuego Province


Da Lat

paradise-by-the-dashboard-light work Air Canada enroute publisher Air Canada enRoute accessdate 22 September 2012 author Samantha Coomber date 1 January 2008 The station’s unique design—with its roofs, arching ceiling, and coloured glass windows—earned it recognition as a national historical monument in 2001. The region is connected to the Central Highlands (Tay Nguyen) by several national roads at Phan Rang (National Road 27 to Da Lat), Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa Province (26 to Buon Ma Thuot), Tuy Hoa (25 to Pleiku via Ayun Pa) Quy Nhon (19 to Pleiku), and western Quang Nam Province (14 Ho Chi Minh Road to Kon Tum). Vietnam Road Atlas (Tập Bản đồ Giao thông Đường bộ Việt Nam). Cartographic Publishing House (Vietnam), 2004 At a more local level, the picturesque hill town and resort of Đà Lạt (Da Lat) was once connected by a scenic little rack railway to the main north-south line at Thap Cham (Phan Rang-Thap Cham).


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