Muir Woods National Monument

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Muir Woods National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Muir Woods National Monument


Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone:415-388-2596
Fax:415-389-6957
Web: www.nps.gov/muwo/
Size: 554 acres.
Established: Proclaimed on January 9, 1908.
Location:12 miles north of California's Golden Gate Bridge, accessible via US 101 and CA 1.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:The virgin stand of coastal redwoods was purchased by Congressman William Kent and his wife, Elizabeth Thacher Kent in 1905. The land was subsequently donated to the federal government and declared a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, in honor of John Muir, writer and conservationist.

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The cathedral-like Muir Woods in California and what became Acadia National Park in Maine began with gifts from philanthropists.
Tenders are invited for the objective of this task agreement is to collaborate on activities needed to complete transportation planning, compliance, and project management activities for the golden gate national recreation area (ggnra) and muir woods national monument.
Designed as a natural complement to the museum and neighboring cityscape, the wall is rooted in the forest floors of nearby parks, including Muir Woods National Monument.
Similar donations by other philanthropists have led to the creation of such American icons as Grand Teton National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and others.
The law has come under fire from conservative members of Congress in spite of its historically bipartisan use to designate sites such as Grand Canyon, Muir Woods, and Zion.
In "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," Caesar was shown building his own community of apes in Muir Woods and killing Koba.
And despite Marin County's close proximity to urban San Francisco, more than half its acreage consisted of protected lands that include Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais, Point Reyes, and Bodega Bay.
Following the second part of the franchise released in 2011, the story picks up some years after his escape from captivity when Caesar (Andy Serkis) is chief of a big colony of apes living a selfsufficient existence in the Muir Woods outside San Francisco.
the dam is located in the Muir Woods across the Golden Gate Bridge, which marks the border of the ape community's territory.
El grupo de simios capitaneados por Cesar que vimos en El origen de El planeta de los simios, es ahora la raza dominante en la Tierra, y viven casi tranquilos en Muir Woods, un refugio a las afueras de San Francisco.
Looking for a dam to restore power for a colony of human survivors, a group (Jason Clarke, Keri Russell) stumbles upon the monkeys' Muir Woods home in the Redwoods outside San Francisco.
The seven-day "Western Wonder Experience", which departs from Los Angeles, includes stops in Monterey, Carmel by the Sea, San Francisco, Muir Woods, Sausalito, Sonoma County, Yosemite, Las Vegas, and the Grand Canyon.