NPS adds four new sites to list of National Historic Landmarks

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NPS Adds Four New Sites To List Of National Historic Landmarks

The National Park Service recently declared four new sites as National Historic Landmarks.

They are the First Peoples Buffalo Jump, George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Lafayette Park, and Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp.

Take a peek at them below:

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First Peoples Buffalo Jump near Great Falls, Montana, formerly known as Ulm Pishkun State Park.

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George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Decorative use of tobacco plants in front.

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WASHINGTON, DC USA - Statue of President Andrew Jackson in center of Lafayette Park, also known as Lafayette Square.

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DENVER, CO - AUGUST 4: Visitors head to Red Rocks to get in a workout and to visit the rocks, Creation, Ship Rock and Stage Rock August 4, 2015. Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp has been named a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service and Department of the Interior. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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Each has a unique historic value.

The First Peoples Buffalo Jump, located in Cascade County, Montana, is among the best preserved early hunting grounds in the US, dating back over 5,500 years. It's also proven to be a valuable resource for artifacts.

Alexandria, Virginia's George Washington Masonic National Memorial was built to honor the first president. It's considered one of the most notable architecture projects executed for that purpose.

Lafayette Park in Detroit is considered one of the most successful urban renewal efforts after being built over an area designated at the time as a slum.

Legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was instrumental in the park's design, along with the help of a notable city planner, a developer and a landscape designer.

Colorado's Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp is, in addition to housing a popular amphitheater, among the few surviving outposts built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1940s.
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