NATIONAL PARKS & MONUMENTS USA — my personal visits
 

 
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NATIONAL MONUMENTS
by chronological order of first visit
 
 
Order
of
visits
Monument
administered by NPS
unless otherwise stated

State

Photo
Visits [photo]
1
Casa Grande Ruins NM

AZ

Jun 67, Jun 70

Casa Grande ruin, with modern protective cover (Jun 70)

2
Fort McHenry NM

MD

Jun 67

flag over Ft. McHenry (Jun 67)

3
Statute of Liberty NM

NY

Jun 67

visited when I was 15 but apparently no photos taken; my grandmother gave me an old postcard like this

4
Devils Tower NM

WY

Jun 67, Jun 98

Devils Tower from distance (Jun 98)

5
Little Bighorn NM

UT

Jul 67, Jun 98

Little Bighorn River
(Jun 98)

6

Craters of the Moon NM

jointly administered
with BLM

ID

Jul 67, Feb 97

old lava flow under snow (Feb 97)

7
Rainbow Bridge NM

UT

Jul 68

Rainbow Bridge (Jul 68) from digitized print film

8

Navajo NM

AZ

Jul 68

Betatakin ruin from digitized print film
(Jul 68)

9
Canyon de Chelley NM

AZ

Jul 68, Jul 70

White House ruin (Jul 70)

10
Organ Pipe Cactus NM

AZ

Jun 70

view from Dripping Springs (Jun 70)

11
Chihuahua NM

AZ

Jun 70

Punch and Judy (Jun 70)

12
El Morro NM

NM

Jun 70

view of El Morro (Jun 70)

13
White Sands NM

NM

Jun 70

storm approach white sands with blooming yucca (Jun 70)

14
Salinas Pueblo Missions NM

NM

Jun 70

Quarai Mission, initially a state park when I visited (Jun 70)

15
Fort Union NM

NM

Jul 70

ruins of Fort Union
(Jul 70)

16
Bandelier NM

NM

Jun 70

Tyuonyi Ruin view
(Jun 70)

17
Sunset Crater Volcano NM

AZ

Jul 70

Sunset Crater just before heavy rainstorm (Jul 70)

18
Montezuma Castle NM
AZ

Jul 70

detail of Montezuma Castle (Jul 70)

19
Tuzigoot NM
AZ

Jul 70

Tuzigoot ruin on hill
(Jul 70)

20
Wupatki NM

AZ

 

Jul 70

Wupatki ruin (Jul 70)

21
Walnut Canyon NM
AZ

Jul 70

Walnut Canyon cliff dwellings (Jul 70)

22
Lava Beds NM

CA

Jun 71, Aug 00, and occasional brief visits during birding trips

cinder cove on lava beds (Aug 00)

23
California Coastal NM

many visits before National Monument was created

administered by BLM

CA

Oct 71 and countless times thereafter; offshore rocks at Pt. Pinos, Monterey Co., within the NM, are just a few blocks from my home

Goat Rock, Cape Mendocino (Jul 01)

24

Sand to Snow NM

multiple visits before Monument created

administered by BLM

CA

Mar 72 and multiple birding visits to Big Morongo Preserve thereafter; several trips to what is now the western and higher portions of National Monument

Big Morongo Preserve (Aug 07)

25
Jewel Cave NM

SD

Jun 72, Jun 98

'draperies' formation inside Jewel Cave (Jun 98)

26
Effigy Mounds NM

IA

Aug 72

effigy mounds (Aug 72)

27
Pipestone NM
MN

Aug 72

Native American pipestone quarry (May 73)

28
Cabrillo NM

CA

Sep 73 and variously thereafter; Cabrillo NM at the tip of Pt. Loma, San Diego, is a 'vagrant trap' for birds so I've visited for birding numerous times

View of Cabrillo NM at tip of Pt. Loma (Apr 06)

29
Muir Woods NM

CA

May 74 and various birding trips here in the 1970s

Redwood Creek in Muir Wood (May 74)

30

Valor in the Pacific NM

visited Pearl Harbor, HI, and Attu I., AK, before there were declared a NM. Since designation, have visited Pearl Harbor HI & Tule Lake CA

HI
AK
CA

Sep 78 (Pearl Harbor, HI) May 80 (Attu I., AK)
Jun 15 (Tule Lake Segregation Ctr., CA)

aerial of USS Arizona from museum on Oahu (Dec 11)

31

Carrizo Plain NM

many visits before it was declared a NM

administered by BLM

CA

Nov 82 and various birding trips thereafter

wildflowers paint arid hills during spectacular show (May 1991)

32

Fort Ord NM

many visits before it was declared a NM

administered by BLM

CA

Dec 84 and many birding trips thereafter, before and after it was proclaimed a NM

lupines on Ft. Ord grasslands (Apr 14)

33
Florissant Fossil Beds NM

CO

Jun 90

fossilized log (Jun 90)

34

Admiralty Island NM

adminstered by USFS

AK

Aug 93

view from cruise along eastern shore (Aug 93)

35
Capulin Volcano NM

NM

Apr 95

view of Capulin Volcano (Apr 95)

36
Agate Fossil Beds NM

NE

Apr 95

sign and open prairie
(Apr 95)

37
George Washington Carver NM

MO

Mar 97

bust of G.W. Carver and homeland woods (Mar 97)

38
Russell Cave NM
AL

 

Mar 97

looking at cave entrance from inside cave; Russell Cave is a prehistory archeology site, not a cave with formations (Mar 97)

39
Fort Sumter NM
SC

Aug 97

interior Ft. Sumter (Aug 79)

40

Berryessa Snow Mountain NM

visited before Pres. Obama designated the NM in July 2015

administered by BLM & USFS

CA

Apr 98, Nov 06

inlet at Lake Berryessa (Nov 06), not actually part of the Nat'l Monument, but portions of the eventual NM were visited this date

41
Scotts Bluff NM
NE

Jun 98

Scotts Bluff (Jun 98)

42

Pompeys Pillar NM

administered by BLM

MT

Jun 98

Pompeys Pillar under threatening skies (Jun 98)

43
Devils Postpile NM

CA

Aug 98

Devils Postpile (Aug 98)

44

Grand Sequoia NM

administered by USFS

CA

May 02

stump of General Noble sequoia, cut for Chicago's 1893 world's fair (May 02)

45

Santa Rosa and
San Jacinto
Mountains NM

administered by BLM

 

CA

Jul 02 — also drive-thru visits before NM created in 2000

Desert Bighorn near
Rancho Mirage (Jul 02)

46
Petroglyphs NM

NM

Apr 04

'roadrunner' petroglyph (Apr 04)

47

El Malpais NM

NM

Apr 04

snow on lava bed (Apr 04)

48
Castillo de San Marcos NM

FL

Dec 06

costumed guard at Castillo de San Marcos (Dec 06)

49
Fort Mantanzas NM

FL

Dec 06

view of Fort from tour ferry (Dec 06)

50

Grand Staircase-Escalante NM

administered by BLM

UT

Mar 08

Powell Pt. (Mar 08)

51
Natural Bridges NM
UT

Mar 08

Owachomo Arch (Mar 08)

52
Fort Monroe NM

VA

May 13

diorama with gunport inside Fort Monroe
(May 13)

53

Cascade-Siskiyou NM

administered by BLM

OR

Jun 13

view of Pilot Knob and forested ridge (Jun 13

54

Ironwood Forest NM

administered by BLM

AZ

May 15

Saguaro and ironwood forest surrounding Ragged Top (May 15)

55
Oregon Caves NM
OR

Jun 15

'banana bunch' stalactites inside Oregon Cave
(Jun 15)

56
Timpanogos Cave NM
UT

Sep 15

"Heart of Timpanogos" stalactite (Sep 15)

57
Dinosaur NM
UT
CO

Sep 15

Allosaur skeleton re-construction & art at fossil quarry

58
Fossil Butte NM
WY

Sep 15

White-tailed Jackrabbit near Fossil Butte (Sep 15)

59

Mojave Trails NM

drive-through visits before NM created

administered by BLM

 

CA

Apr 16 — drive-thru visits on Rte 66 before NM created in 2016 by Pres. Obama

Amboy Crater and storm
(Apr 16)

60
César E. Chávez NM
CA

Apr 16

César Chávez's office at the Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz site (Apr 16)

61
Grand Portage NM
MN

Jun 17

inside re-created Great Hall with re-enactor and pelts of mammals sought be trappers (Jun 17)

 
     
 
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