Category: United States of America

Old San Juan Offers Centuries-Old Spanish Colonial Townhouses Minutes From the Modern City; India Stoughton; Mansion Global

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Founded 500 years ago, San Juan’s compact old city is characterized by its spectacular architecture, vibrant colors, buzzing plazas and family-friendly national parks…

Source: Old San Juan Offers Centuries-Old Spanish Colonial Townhouses Minutes From the Modern City

City of San Antonio, UNESCO to host 7th Annual World Heritage Festival; Victoria Lopez; KSAT

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The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office announced the upcoming seventh annual World Heritage Festival, celebrating the city’s historic missions as the first and only United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in Texas.

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I went to see the world’s tallest trees in California’s Redwood National Park. Here are 7 things that surprised me; Abby Armato; Insider

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Abby Armato went to Redwood National and State Parks for the first time. From poisonous plants to the actual height of the trees, here’s what she didn’t expect.

Source: I went to see the world’s tallest trees in California’s Redwood National Park. Here are 7 things that surprised me.

CAHOKIA: Ancient America’s greatest city; Tank Baird; Sun Gazette

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In the sleepy farming community of Cahokia, situated on the Illinois side of the Mississippi it had been a quiet night. In the predawn, villagers were moving about, rekindling cooking fires and preparing to begin their day. But what would happen next would change the course of the ancient heartland forever. It was July 4, 1054 AD.

Source: CAHOKIA: Ancient America’s greatest city

Yellowstone National Park celebrates 150 wild years — and what a history it’s been; Forrest Brown; CNN

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With a stroke of the pen on March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, creating the first national park in the United States and also the world.

Source: Yellowstone National Park celebrates 150 wild years — and what a history it’s been