Category Archives: National Monuments

Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico

Fort Union sits in ruins on the plains of eastern New Mexico and has a story to tell. The adobe ruins that are visible from quite a distance are the third iteration of Fort Union. Located strategically on the Santa … Continue reading

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Fort Smith National Historic Site

On our trip from Hot Springs National Park, we made a very slight detour to visit Fort Smith National Historic Site. From the little information I had found earlier, I thought it would be a very brief stop with perhaps … Continue reading

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George Washington Carver National Monument

A bit off the beaten path in southwestern Missouri, we discovered the George Washington Carver National Monument and learned a great deal. From our American history classes, we knew that George Washington Carver discovered many uses for peanuts and that … Continue reading

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Pinnacles National Park

This spring we continued to work on our national park bucket list. Pinnacles National Park became the 40th national park we have visited. It is the newest park unit to attain National Park status, making it the 59th. Pinnacles was … Continue reading

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Nicodemus National Historic Site

I recently visited Nicodemus which is a small town on the northwestern Kansas prairie. It’s off the beaten path on Highway 24, several miles north of I-70 without direct access from the interstate. The Nicodemus National Historic Site represents the … Continue reading

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Travelogue – North Dakota/Montana – Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

   Fort Union Trading Post Having first heard of Fort Union from a ranger at Old Bent’s Fort in Colorado, we planned a visit. Fort Union is on the border of North Dakota and Montana and in fact is in … Continue reading

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Aztec Ruins National Monument

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