Definition of a National Monument (Encyclopedia Britannica):
"In the US, any of numerous areas reserved by Act of Congress or Presidential Proclamation for the protection of objects or places of historic, prehistoric, or scientific interest. They include natural physical features, remains of Indian cultures, and places of historic importance."

A Shrine in the Black Hills
"A monument's dimensions should be determined by the importance to civilization of the events commemorated...Let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away."
- Gutzon Borglum

US National Monument List - - G.O.R.P. Great Outdoor Recreation Pages

National Park Service, Parks by Name (alphabetical listing)

Area Parks Network, includes many of the national monuments


US NATIONAL MONUMENT INDEX -- Links (National Park Service)

National Monument Drawings by Students, 1999-2000

Maps of the National Monuments

US National Monument Address Index

ADDITIONAL Links (Secondary):

Park Search -- Outdoors Online

Online Highways -- Internet Guide to Travel & Recreation

Links to other sites on the Web

National Park Service
Web Page Maintained by Tr. (teacher) Paul J. Wigowsky