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Department of the Interior markers at sites possessing exceptional value illustrating the nationís natural heritage and contributing to a better understanding of manís environment.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
Kaibab Squirrel Area Marker
Arizona (Coconino County), Jacob Lake — Kaibab Squirrel Area
Has been designated a National Natural Landmark This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the Nation's natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of the environment. — Map (db m94912)
California (San Bernardino County), Amboy — 92 — Amboy Crater ó National Natural Landmark
Amboy Crater, formed of ash and cinders, is 250 feet high and 1500 feet in diameter. The crater is in one of the youngest volcanic fields in the United States. Six distinct periods of eruptions created the resulting nested group of volcanic cinder . . . — Map (db m78561) HM
California (San Bernardino County), Trona — Welcome to the Trona Pinnacles ó ... a National Natural Landmark
Rising from the bottom of what was once an ancient lakebed, the Trona Pinnacles represent one of the most unique geologic landscapes in the California Desert. Over 500 of these tufa or calcium carbonate spires are spread out over a 14 square mile . . . — Map (db m50221) HM
California (Shasta County), Burney — Burney Falls
Burney Falls has been dedicated a National Natural Landmark. This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nation's natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of man's environment. — Map (db m546) HM
California (Siskiyou County), Mt. Shasta — Mount Shasta
Administered by the Forest Service, United States Department of Agriculture has been designated a Registered Natural Landmark This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nation's natural heritage and contributes to a . . . — Map (db m89118) HM
Colorado (El Paso County), Colorado Springs — Garden of the Gods Park
The beauty of Garden of the Gods Park, with its dramatic red rock formations framing Pikes Peak, serves as a magnificent eastern gateway to Coloradoís Rocky Mountains. The parkís towering red sandstone rocks have long been recognized as a landmark. . . . — Map (db m45983) HM
Idaho (Cassia County), Oakley — 344 — City of Rocks
A vast display of towering granite rocks (16 miles southeast of here) attracted emigrants who were on their way to California. A gold rush visitor, July 14, 1849, reported that "you can imagine among these massive piles, church domes, spires, . . . — Map (db m31637) HM
Indiana (Crawford County), Marengo, Crawford County — Marengo Cave National Landmark
Discovered September 6, 1883 by Blanche & Orris Hiestand who descended into the first room. The following Sunday, Mitch Stewart and friends explored the main passageways. The next day, local residents descended in mass on the cave. Owner Samuel . . . — Map (db m70554) HM
Indiana (Fountain County), Covington — Portland Arch Natural Preserve
has been designated a National Natural Landmark This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nation's natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of the environment — Map (db m10093) HM
Indiana (Wabash County), Lagro — Hanging Rock ó National Natural Landmark
The Legend of Hanging Rock Wy-nu-sa was a beautiful Miami Indian maiden who thought she was in love with two handsome, strong, stalwart Indian braves. Both of the young men were deeply in love with the maiden, too, but she was not able . . . — Map (db m71305) HM
Nevada (Clark County), Overton — Valley of Fire
has been designated a National Natural Landmark This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the Nation's Natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of the environment. 1968 National Park Service . . . — Map (db m3433) HM
New Jersey (Somerset County), Franklin Twp — William L. Hutcheson Memorial Forest ó National Natural Landmark
William L. Hutcheson Memorial Forest has been designated a National Natural Landmark. This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nation's natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of the environment. 1976. . . . — Map (db m99139) HM
New York (Monroe County), Fairport — Hart's Woods
Has been designated a National Natural Landmark This site possesses exceptional value as an illustration of the nation's natural heritage and contributes to a better understanding of the environment — Map (db m57738) HM
Ohio (Ashland County), Loudonville — 7-70 — Clear Fork Gorge ó A Feature of Ohio's Forests
Clear Fork Gorge was formed when glacial meltwater cut through the sandstone bedrock that forms its steep walls fourteen to twenty-four thousand years ago. The gorge is one thousand feet wide and over three hundred feet deep. Its seclusion has . . . — Map (db m24285) HM
Oregon (Lake County), Fort Rock — Fort Rock State Park
Ten thousand years ago, Fort Rock was prime real estate for cave-dwelling families. Food was plentiful and there was a great lake where you stand. Walk the trail of this giant "tuff ring" and you'll discover dynamic strands of nature woven . . . — Map (db m113569) HM
Pennsylvania (Carbon County), White Haven — Hickory Run Boulder Field ó Hickory Run State Park
. . . — Map (db m28657) HM
Pennsylvania (Fayette County), Connellsville — Connellsville ó Trail Map and Points of Interest
Cedar Creek Gorge, 21.8 miles north. Off the main trail in Cedar Creek Park, you will find waterfalls and wildflowers, as well as a suspension bridge over the gorge. photo by Betsy Mandarino.Great

Tufta Formation, 20.5 miles north. A living, . . . — Map (db m76710) HM

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia County), Philadelphia — Forbidden Drive ó 1869
Welcome to Wissahickon Valley Park and Forbidden DriveMany rough mill roads once ran through this valley. But as traffic increased, people needed a better road. In the early 1850s, work began on a turnpike to ease travel between the mills and . . . — Map (db m69097) HM
Pennsylvania (Tioga County), Wellsboro — Pine Creek ó Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania
The Indians called Pine Creek “Tiadaghton,” which meant river of pines. These now-gone pines brought drastic changes to Pine Creek.

Logging began in the 1800s. Before the logging, the thick soil held rainwater like a sponge. It . . . — Map (db m93076) HM

South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 680 — The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD
Gigantic mammoths, ancestors of the majestic elephants of today, once roamed freely on the High Plains of North America. A repository of their remains, along with other kinds of animals, lay undisturbed until their discovery over 26,000 years later, . . . — Map (db m89376) HM
West Virginia (Greenbrier County), Caldwell — Confederate Saltpeter Works ó Civil War Industrial Center
Although saltpeter (potassium nitrate or nitre), an essential element in the manufacture of gunpowder, had been mined at Organ Cave since the eighteenth century, the need for the mineral increased dramatically during the Civil War. Several saltpeter . . . — Map (db m59342) HM

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