Category: United States of America

Discover California’s Venerable Giant Trees—Without the Crowds; Jacqueline Kehoe; Afar

Photo: Yaya Ernst

California offers a number of majestic parks with wonderful trees beyond Yosemite and Sequoia.

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

Photo: Sun Gazette

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.

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

Photo: Amanda Mortimer

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.

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