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Old 03-08-2010, 11:56 PM   #1
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National Parks (posted 03-09-2010)

The National Park System of the United States consists of 392 units. These units have many different designations including Parks, Monuments, Historical Parks, Historic Sites, National Battlefields, Military Parks, National Memorials, and many others. 58 of these units are National Parks.

Can you answer the following questions about the 56 areas within the 50 states designated as National Parks ?

***So that everyone has an equal chance to answer, please send your answers to me in a PM. I will reply in a PM (or e-mail if you prefer), letting you know which answers you have correct. On Friday night (03-12-10), I will post the correct answers along with a list of how many of you answered X# correctly and the name of the person with the most correct answers.***


How many of the 50 states have at least 1 National Park?
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When was the 1st National Park established?
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Which 2 states each have more National Parks than any other state?
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What is the name of the oldest National Park in each of these 2 states?
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What is the name of the smallest National Park in each of these 2 states?
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What is the name of the largest National Park in each of these 2 states?
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10)
Three National Parks encompass land in more than one state. What are the names of these parks?
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Of the states that have a National Park, which 3 do not have one situated wholly within their state's boundaries?
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What is the name of the oldest National Park within the 50 States?
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What is the name of the most recently established National Park?
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Where is the most recently established National Park?
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What 2 US Territories are home to National Parks
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Thank you for playing this game.
I'll bet some of you are hoping for this dreadful weather to break soon so that you can get out to visit one of the great National Parks

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WOW Dona!!!!

Boy that one is going to take some digging unless someone is a National park buff.

Have to start doing some web research to find those answers.

I will say this, Iím really awaiting the answers!!! Good info.
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I believe Pat or Cindy should be able to do this one. Or maybe Kitty has traveled enough. Or Frank and Sharon....come on guys.
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Here are the answers I promised:

How many of the 50 states have at least 1 National Park?
1) 27
When was the 1st National Park established?
2) 1872 [Yellowstone]
Which 2 states each have more National Parks than any other state?
3) Alaska [8]
4) California [8]
What is the name of the oldest National Park in each of these 2 states?
5) Denali [2-16-1917]
6) Sequoia [9-25-1890] (6 days prior to Yosemite)
What is the name of the smallest National Park in each of these 2 states?
7) Kenai Fjords [1094 sq. mi.]
8] Lassen Volcanic [166 sq. mi.]
What is the name of the largest National Park in each of these 2 states?
9) Wrangell - St Elias [20,587 sq. mi.]
10) Death Valley [5219 sq. mi.]
Three National Parks encompass land in more than one state. What are the names of these parks?
11) Death Valley [California, Nevada]
12) Great Smoky Mountains [North Carolina, Tennessee]
13) Yellowstone [Idaho, Montana, Wyoming]
Of the states that have a National Park, which 3 do not have one situated wholly within their state's boundaries?
14) Idaho
15) North Carolina
16) Tennessee
What is the name of the oldest National Park within the 50 States?
17) Yellowstone [3-1-1872]
What is the name of the most recently established National Park?
18] Great Sand Dunes [9-24-2004]
Where is the most recently established National Park?
19) Colorado
Which 2 US Territories are home to National Parks?
20) American Samoa
21) US Virgin Islands

All info found at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...Parks_by_state
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...te_established

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Cool camping Factoids....

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