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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which are a division of the larger Appalachian Mountain chain. The border between Tennessee and North Carolina runs northeast to southwest through the centerline of the park. It is the most visited national park in the United States. On its route from Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail also passes through the center of the park. The park was chartered by the United States Congress in 1934 and officially dedicated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1940. It encompasses 522,419 acres (816.28 sq. mi; 211,415.47 ha; 2,114.15 km2), [1] making it one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States. The main park entrances are located along U.S. Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Road) at the towns of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Cherokee, North Carolina. It was the first national park whose land and other costs were paid for in part with federal funds; previous parks were funded wholly with state money or private funds

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My day at Everglades National Park. Shark Valley. I have 3 or 4 more areas to go. It is so BIG so Fragile. I did the 15 mile walk loop. It was Amazing. I seen, read and talked to the Rangers about how it works and how we are losing it!!! Do to man, that be us go figure… Here are some pictures. ENJOY Click here to learn more about our Ecosystem

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These Pictures are Google GEO Tagged. Google picks the pictures to put on Google earth


FRIENDSHIP

We have a genuine friendship when it is based on true feelings, a feeling of closeness in which there is a sense of sharing connectedness, I would call this friendship genuine because it is not affected by the increase or decrease of these individual’s wealth, status, or power. The factor that that sustains that friendship is whether or not the two people will have mutual feelings of love and affection. Genuine friendship is basis of affection, irrespective of your position. Therefore, the more you show concern about the welfare and rights of others, the more you show concern about the welfare and rights of others. The more you are genuine friends. The more you remain sincere, then ultimately more benefits will come to you if you forget or do not bother about others

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I went to Gettysburg a few times when I was a boy Scout, I didn’t really understand, because I was young. I was there in September 2013. For some reason I have become a Civil War buff. It just fascinates me. I copied this from a web site. I also took my own pictures, it was a fogy day so a lot didn’t really turn out. I will post what I have. It was a magnificent tour. BATTLE FACTS please click

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Nature’s Calling!

Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation and re-creation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows—take a hike, a meander along Skyline Drive, or a picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky…and you. Plan a Shenandoah escape today!

 

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Pine Creek Gorge

 Pine Creek Gorge, sometimes called The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, is a 47-mile gorge carved by Pine Creek in Pennsylvania. It sits in about 160,000 acres of the Tioga State Forest

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Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site where the Continental Army spent the winter of 1777–1778 near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the American Revolutionary War.

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