• Who actually pitched the idea of making a national monument out of this patch?

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  • Chimney Rock is the third National Monument designated by President Obama using the Antiquities Act.

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  • For more details and news about Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island, click here.

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  • The clivia path alone (clivia is a forest undergrowth plant found only in South Africa) is practically a national monument.

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  • Last November, I was proud to establish the Fort Monroe National Monument, forever enshrining a site of profound historical and cultural significance.

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  • Under Clinton's proclamation, Anderson Cottage and the surrounding 2.1 acres will be designated as the President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument.

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  • She spent the night in the rugged terrain of Bandelier National Monument and was walking out the next day when rescuers found her.

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  • Oil interests claim the Clinton administration is in fact planning to declare the Arctic Refuge as a national monument off-limits to oil development.

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  • Byron Merrell steers his Chevy pickup along Highway 40 in eastern Utah, past the fiberglass dinosaurs that welcome tourists from the nearby national monument.

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  • In the afternoon, the President will sign a proclamation to designate federal lands within the former Fort Ord as a national monument under the Antiquities Act.

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  • At the Mwela Rocks National Monument, some 4.5km outside Kasama, you can hire one of the site caretakers to show you as many paintings as you wish.

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  • He also played a major role in keeping dams out of Dinosaur National Monument, the Yukon, and the Grand Canyon, and in establishing the National Wilderness Preservation System.

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  • The designation of Chimney Rock National Monument builds on President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative, which fosters a 21st century approach to conservation that responds to the priorities of the American people.

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  • For the next six years the case lay dormant, until a rancher found a human skull - later identified as Sabrina's - near Douglas Pass, between Dinosaur National Monument and Grand Junction in Colorado.

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  • In 1987 Raffles was named a national monument.

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  • The 4, 726 acre Chimney Rock National Monument will be managed by the USDA Forest Service - the seventh National Monument managed by the agency - in close collaboration with tribal, community, state, and Federal partners.

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  • About a dozen areas would be considered under Babbitt's proposed system, including Steens Mountain and Soda Mountain in Oregon, an expansion of the Colorado National Monument and the Carrizo plain in California's San Joaquin Valley.

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  • Ms Bokova also laid wreaths at Shaheed Minar, a national monument commemorating those killed during the Language Movement demonstrations of 1952, and at the National Memorial honouring the martyrs of the Liberation War of 1971.

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  • We've been trying to trace the history of the idea of making the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and all the ocean around them a national monument, and we get as far back as 1999 at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

    NPR: Plans for Hawaiian Monument Laid in 1999

  • He previously designated Fort Monroe National Monument in Virginia, a former Army post integral to the history of slavery, the Civil War, and the U.S. military, and Fort Ord National Monument in California, a former military base that is a world-class destination for outdoor recreation.

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  • By establishing this new national monument, President Obama has ensured that future generations will have a place to learn about this extraordinary man and the farm labor movement that improved the lives of millions of workers and continues to inspire us to achieve a more perfect union.

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  • Concentrating on Arizona and New Mexico, we charted a course that included Flagstaff, through Albuquerque, up to Santa Fe, down past Roswell to Carlsbad in the southeastern corner of New Mexico, over to White Sands National Monument and Las Cruces, and finally into Tucson before our flight out of Phoenix.

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  • Mr. BABBITT: Well, there was a nice compromise because President Clinton proclaimed a national marine sanctuary, which is about 80 percent of the way toward a national monument, which closed the area to most but not all fishing and set in motion a study of what kind of permanent protection there out to be.

    NPR: Plans for Hawaiian Monument Laid in 1999

  • First exercised by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 to designate Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, the authority of the Antiquities Act has been used by 16 presidents since 1906 to protect unique natural and historic features in America, such as the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients.

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  • They have included the granting of the National Monument Conservation and Restoration Award, a National Workshop on the 1972 Convention, a travelling photograph exhibit of Cuban spots declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, and the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the declaration of Old Havana and its colonial fortress system as World Heritage Sites.


  • Today, I designated Fort Ord as a National Monument that will not only protect one of the crown jewels of California's coast a world class destination for hikers, mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts but also honor the heroism and dedication of men and women who served our Nation during the major conflicts of the 20th century.

    WHITEHOUSE: Presidential Proclamation -- National Park Week, 2012

  • But thanks to advocacy of some outstanding citizens and historians and elected officials who are represented here, as well as the great work of our Department of the Interior and Ken Salazar and the -- all the people who have been involved in making this day possible, we are going to continue this legacy, making Fort Monroe a national monument.

    WHITEHOUSE: President Obama Designates Fort Monroe a National Monument | The White House

  • The outdoor service took place on the site of the National Fallen Firefighters monument at the National Fire Academy.

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  • Experts are hoping to discover more about a tribe that lived in the fort below Abbey Craig in Stirling, on the site of the National Wallace monument.

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