America’s Most Striking National Monuments

Posted by Trish Riley, September 21, 2012

Earlier this week President Obama created America’s newest National Monument, Colorado’s Chimney Rock, which supporters of preservation say could become a vital part of the state’s tourist economy. In naming Chimney Rock a monument, Obama was following in the footstep of Theodore Roosevelt, who became concerned about a rocky spire sticking out of the Black Hills in 1906. Using the new Antiquities Act, the Roosevelt declared Devil’s Tower to be a National Monument and, in so doing, created a new type of American park.

via America’s Most Striking National Monuments (PHOTOS).

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