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Bandelier Monument

In 1906, the U.S. Congress passed the Antiquities Act which gave the President of the United States the power to protect “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures and other objects of historic or scientific interest” by designating them as national monuments.

Smore

Sitting around the campfire making s’mores is a time-honored tradition that’s as American as apple pie.  In fact, it dates back as far as 1927 when the Girl Scouts published the first known recipe for “some mores.” This treat has become so popular that August 10 has been designated as National S’

While it can certainly be enjoyable to look up at the stars from your own backyard, there’s nothing like getting away from the city lights where the dark skies reveal even more of their celestial wonders. Here are some of the top spots to go stargazing in the U.S.:

 

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