Gateway Arch National Park


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National Parks
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acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Gateway Arch National Park,

90.9 acres (36.8 hectares), St. Louis, Mo., est. 1935 as Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, designated a national park and renamed 2018. Located on the Mississippi, the park commemorates the Louisiana Purchase and St. Louis's role as the gateway to the West. The Gateway Arch, from which the park takes its name, is a stainless steel arch, 630 ft (192 m) high and the same distance from leg to leg at its base, with an observation deck inside at the top. It was designed by Eero SaarinenSaarinen, Eero
, 1910–61, Finnish-American architect, grad. Yale (B.A., 1934), became an American citizen in 1940; son of Eliel Saarinen. Saarinen's reputation was established with his design of the General Motors Technical Center, Warren, Mich. (1951–55).
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 and erected in 1963–65. Other sites included in the park are the Old Courthouse (1839–64), where the Dred Scott CaseDred Scott Case,
argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1856–57. It involved the then bitterly contested issue of the status of slavery in the federal territories. In 1834, Dred Scott, a black slave, personal servant to Dr. John Emerson, a U.S.
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 was tried, and the Museum of Westward Expansion. See also National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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 (table).
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