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George Washington: An American Pioneer

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American general and statesman (Bridges Creek, Virginia, 1732 - Mount Vernon 1799). In George Washington, the man is hidden behind the myth: the American army commander during the Independence War, the first President of the United States has become some kind of golden legend. Certain stories, frequently fabricated, have made of him a superhero: as a kid he ignored the falsehood; as a youngster, he had a formidable force; in combat, the blows did not reach him; in the army, he manifested a notable sense of duty and the most profound mercy. Greater after he died than when he actually lived, Washington became object of a truly worship: universities, rivers, mountains, counties, streets and avenues, cities (among them, the capital of the country) and towns, without forgetting the state in the Pacific Coast, all of them include his name. For the Americans seeking for a national epic, he's a link: his anniversary is the only national fest that, together with July the 4th, is celebrate

Albert Einstein: The Genius Par Excellence

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Activity: German physicist who acquired the American nationality in 1940. Birth year: 1879 (Ulm). Death year: 1955 (Princeton). Albert Einstein

Mammoth Cave National Park: Kentucky's Major Attraction

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Name: Mammoth Cave National Park (United States of America). Location: in the state of Kentucky, 124 miles northeast of Nashville. Area: 50,736 acres. Mammoth Cave National Park

Redwood National and State Parks: A Home for Giants

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Name: Redwood National and State Parks (United States of America). Location: in the Pacific coast of the North American state of California. Area: 106,037 acres. Redwood National and State Parks

Olympic National Park: A Mountain Jungle in the United States

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Name: Olympic National Park (United States of America). Location: in the Olympic Peninsula, in northeastern Washington state. Extension: 896,235 acres. Olympic National Park

Kluane and Wrangell-Saint Elias National Parks: A Rock and Ice Empire

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Name: Kluane National Park & Preserve and Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park & Preserve (Canada and United States of America). Location: northern Yukon, near Wrangell-Saint Elias in south central Alaska. Area: Kluane National Park and Preserve: 2,201,500 has (5,437,705 acres); Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve: 3,382,014 has (8,353,574 acres.) Kluane National Park and Preserve

Carlsbad Caverns National Park: A Wonder Built by Nature

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Name: Carlsbad Caverns National Park (United States of America). Location: In the foothills of Guadalupe Mountains between Rio Grande and Pecos River in southeastern New Mexico. Area: 45,191 acres. Carlsbad's Interior Formations

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: Earth Spectacular Phenomena's World Capital

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Name: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (United States of America). Location: in the state of Hawaii, in the Pacific. Hawaii is composed entirely by volcanic islands. Area: 217,212 acres. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Chaco Culture National Historical Park: A Gem in the Desert

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Name: Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Location: in the northwestern part of the state of New Mexico, 70 miles south of Farmington. Area: 34,000 acres. Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Taos Pueblo: A Beautiful Heritage from the American Indians

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Name: Taos Pueblo (United States of America). Location: northern part of the state of New Mexico, in the valley of a small tributary of Rio Grande. Taos Pueblo

San Juan National Historic Site: A Beautiful Place to Recapture the Past

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Name: San Juan National Historic Site, Puerto Rico (United States of America). Location: northern coast of the island of Puerto Rico, in the city of San Juan. Area: 55 acres. San Juan National Historic Site

Everglades National Park: The Perfect Representation of the Central American Ecosystem

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Name: Everglades National Park (United States of America). Location: 30 miles south of Miami City, state of Florida. Area: 1,375,855 acres. The Everglades National Park

Monticello and the University of Virginia: Serene Architectonic Bliss by Jefferson

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Name: Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (United States of America). Location: in the state of Virginia, in the city of Charlottesville (Eastern Coast). Area: 28 acres. The Rotunda in the University of Virginia

Grand Canyon National Park: A Colossal Beauty

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Name: Grand Canyon National Park (United States of America). Location: in the state of Arizona, 60 miles east of Las Vegas, Nevada. Area: 1,218,229 acres. The Grand Canyon and the Colorado River

Independence Hall: United States Birthplace

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Name: Independence Hall (United States of America). Location: in the northeast of the United States, in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All contemporary democracies are based on the principle that all people are born equal and possess inalienable rights that the governors must respect. The Independence Hall with its Two Lateral Wings

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: The Most Visited Protected Zone on Earth

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Name: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (United States of America). Location: in The Appalachian Mountains, between the states of North Carolina and Tennessee. Area: 514,681 acres. Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Mesa Verde National Park: A Mystery Unsolved

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Name: Mesa Verde National Park. Location: In southwestern Colorado, very close to the border with New Mexico. Area: 51,892 acres. Mesa Verde National Park

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site: Abandoned Cultures

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Name: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (United States of America). Location: It is situated in the state of Illinois, 7.5 miles north of St. Louis. Area: 4,000 acres. The Famous Monks Mound

Yosemite National Park: A Great Place for Nature Lovers

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Name: Yosemite National Park. Location: It is situated in the state of California, in the western slope of Sierra Nevada. Area: 748,436 acres. The Yosemite National Park

Statue of Liberty: An American Symbol

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Name: Statue of Liberty (United States of America). Location: In Liberty Island, New York City, New York. Area: 12 acres The Statue of Liberty

Yellowstone National Park: A Natural American Beauty

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Name: Yellowstone National Park (United States of America). Location: It is situated in northwestern Wyoming, occupying areas of the states of Montana and Idaho in a smaller proportion. Area: It is one of the biggest national parks in U.S: It contains 2,219,791 acres of virgin land.

Fascinating Facts About Idaho

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Idaho is one of those places you have to visit at least once in your lifetime. It's green and vibrant landscapes, beautiful lakes, amazing canyons... If you like U.S western culture, Idaho is a must destination. Also, you can enjoy a warm and peaceful welcome from its people. You'll see that after reading these 50 facts, you will want to be in Idaho, the "Gem State." Despite being the 12th least populated state, its cities and villages are full of hidden facts that you probably didn't know. So, let's jump into the facts!