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national monument is a section of public land set aside for its natural, historical, or cultural value. National monuments range from structures to oceans to large tracts of land.

Some History
The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. It gives the President of the USA the authority to create national monuments from existing public lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features.

FYI: The Grand Canyon was designated a national monument before it became a national park.

Monuments

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Bears Ears National Monument

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Gold Butte

Homestead National Monument

Organ Mountains – Desert Peaks National Monument

Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

News

Call for Public Comment on National Monuments

Places to visit in 2017: Bears Ears and Gold Butte

America’s Monuments: Worth the Fight

Planeta.com

National Monument Links

National Park

Antiquities Act

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