America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
The Vanderbilt family built their fortune from railroads and shipping in the 19th Century. The 54-room Hyde Park, New York, mansion, used as a vacation home by Frederick William Vanderbilt and Louise Holmes Anthony, epitomizes the opulence of the era and is a classic sample of Beaux-Arts architecture. A nearby neighbor by the name of Franklin D. Roosevelt encouraged Frederick and Louise’s niece to donation a portion of the estate to the National Park Service to create Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site​. #NPSUnitOfTheDay

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America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument was the first prehistoric and cultural reserve in the United States, established in 1892 in what was then the Arizona Territory. The monument preserves a compound of several structures by the Hohokam, who developed extensive irrigation farming despite its location in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. The Hohokam abandoned the site around 1450 C.E., leaving plenty of space for guilded flickers and their feathered friends. #NPSUnitOfTheDay

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America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
Pop quiz: Which Roosevelt is Lake Roosevelt NPS National Recreation area named for: (a) Theodore, (b) Eleanor, (c) Franklin, (d) Rudolph, or (e) all of the above? We’ll give you a hint: The lake exists because of the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in eastern Washington. The narrow lake is about 150 long and covers 140 square miles. #NPSUnitOfTheDay

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America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park (NPS photo)
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
The Wright Brothers first took to the air at Kitty Hawk, but they started their work in their hometown of Dayton, Ohio. Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park preserves the Wrights’ bicycle shop, a field where they tested their work, and two homes — one belonging to Orville, the other to friend and influential Black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. #NPSUnitOfTheDay

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America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
America's Holy Ground & Sacred Sites: 112 Faithful Reflections for America
When the Navajo returned from ten years in exile to their northeastern Arizona homeland, their culture had changed significantly. Groceries like coffee, sugar, and flour, and technological developments like cloth and tools had been introduced by American settlers. In 1878, John Lorenzo Hubbell purchased a trading post to serve the region. Today, Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site transports visitors back to that time when cultures intersected and our culture lost some of its rich diversity. #NPSUnitOfTheDay

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