Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military ParkThe Battle of Gettysburg was a critical juncture in the Civil War, the Union triumph in the summer of 1863 completed General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious breach of the North. Time and again referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Confederacy", it was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It also furnished President Abraham Lincoln with the setting for his most distinguished address to the nation.

Gettysburg Plum Run

Gettysburg National Military Park was established on February 11,1895 by President Grover Clevand. It has more than 800 acres and 300 monuments in the park. The National Park Service took control of the park in 1933 where it remains at present.

Production has started on a new Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center. This new establishment should be opened on April 14, 2008, with a grand opening in September.

 

Climate

Summers are known to be hot and humid, with possible violent thunderstorms. Fall and spring are mild with temperatures in the upper 40's and strong winds. Winters can be wet with occasional snowstorms that closes of some park roads and facilities depending on how severe the storms are.

 
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Glacier Bay National ParkGlacier Bay located in Gustavus, Alaska is a nautical wilderness with coastland glaciers, ocean shorelines, very deep inlets, snow covered mountains, inland fresh water rivers and lakes. This varied area is home to a tapestry of vegetation and a mixture of aquatic and animal life gives countless possibilities for experimenting and acquiring knowledge about this very special and overwhelming land.

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area


Golden Gate National Parks Recreational AreaGolden Gate National Parks account for two hundred years of the past, from the Native American way of life, the Spanish Empire frontier, nautical history, the California Gold Rush, the development of United states seaside barricades and the advancement of the city of San Francisco.



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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National ParkThis area located in Arizonia was given Federal protection in 1983 and then named as a National Monument on January 11, 1908. On February 26, 1919 it was dedicated as a National Park, three years after the beginning of the National Park Service. This makes The Grand Canynon National Park one of the oldest in the nation. The Grand Canyon which is a ravine of the Colorado River is inside the park. The Grand Canynon is known to be of of the most significant natural wonders on earth. At this time Grand Canyon National Park admits practically five million people each year, a far difference from the yearly visitors of 44,173 which the park acknowledged in 1919.

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park, WyomingIn northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park guards a dramatic scene rich with royal mountains, translucent lakes and exceptional wild animals. The sheer steep rise of the rough Teton territory is extremely different to the flat valley and lakes that are at the bottom of the mountains. This produces an outstanding panomama that brings over two million travellers yearly.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

 

 

The mountain range, south of Yellowstone National Park, was accepted as a national park on February 26, 1929. The park contains 484 square miles mountains, valleys and lakes. There are approximately 200 miles of pathways for hikers to enjoy in Grand Teton National Park.

 

 

 

 

Climate

The first strong snowstorms begins at the beginning November and prevail all through March with snow and frost common in any month. Summer temperatures are in the 70's and 80's and the nights go down into the 40's. Thunderstorms are possible in the summer afternoons. September and October bring moderate to chilly weather. It is suggested to have raingear available throughout spring, summer and fall. Temperatures below zero are normal in the winter months and require layering clothes with head protection, gloves and heavy boots.

 
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