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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea—A Film by Ken Burns—Part 1,“The Scripture of Nature” (1851-1890)1. How many acres are in the National Park System? 84 million acres.2. Mount Denali (the highest peak in North America) creates its own weather. Howtall is it? 20,310 feet.3. What did the Mariposa Battalion do in Yosemite? They invaded Yosemite, setting fire to the village. and capture their leader.4. What does ahwahnee mean? What does Yosemite mean? Ahwahhnee means the place of a gaping mouth. Yosemite means they are killers.5. When did tourists first visit Yosemite? 1855.6. How did early tourists get into Yosemite? Would you do that?First visitors were prospectors. I wouldn’t do the same thing because I don’t know if Indians were there or not. There were no wagon road there so it’s very dangerous.7. What are the largest living things on earth? Trees nearly 300,0 years old locatesin 15 miles south of Yosemite.8. What did Senator John Conness do during the Civil War? Who signed the bill?He explain the bill that the property is no value to the government. The senate, the white house and President Lincoln.
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