Category: United States of America

Mammoth Cave National Park: The Longest Cave in the World and Much More; Katherine Gallagher; TreeHugger

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Explore Mammoth Cave National Park with Katherine Gallagher’s list of 10 mind-blowing facts, including its unique karst topography, springs, caves, and rich history.

Source: Mammoth Cave National Park: The Longest Cave in the World and Much More

Autumn dreams: Plan a fall trip to the Olympic Peninsula; Seattle Times

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Autumn affords more space, quiet, and a misty, moody atmosphere well-suited to the shifting color landscape.

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This Is the Oldest City in America; Grant Suneson; 24/7 Wall Street

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3. Taos Pueblo, New Mexico

Founded in: C. 1400

Taos Pueblo is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a National Historic Landmark, and one of a handful of continuously-inhabited cities founded by Native American peoples before the arrival of Europeans to North America. Based on archaeological evidence, researchers believe that Native Americans inhabited the Taos Valley of New Mexico beginning around 900 A.D.

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In the ancient Mississippian settlement, vast social events were the founding principle; The Frontier Post

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Pity the event planners tasked with managing Cahokia’s wildest parties. A thousand years ago, the Mississippian settlement – on a site near the modern US city of St Louis, Missouri – was renowned for bashes that went on for days. Throngs jostled for space on massive plazas.

Source: In the ancient Mississippian settlement, vast social events were the founding principle – The Frontier Post