Muir Woods National Monument

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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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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Muir Wood sets out the problems that civil engineers face every day, highlighting the social and environmental challenges as well as the grasp of science and technology needed to craft buildings, bridges, tunnels, houses, and areas of recreation.
George Moir, with a breathtaking little view of a gate at the edge of woods and John Muir Wood of Edinburgh, with six works, represent the early flowering of calotypy north of the border.
In a paper to the conference - Motoring towards 2050: Making it happen - consultants David Bayliss and Sir Alan Muir Wood estimate that about 750 kilometres of new dual three lane motorways and a similar length of new trunk roads will be needed by 2031 - equivalent to a 25pc expansion of the existing motorway network.
In a paper to the conference - Motoring Towards 2050: Making it Happen - consultants David Bayliss and Sir Alan Muir Wood estimate that about 750 kilometres of new three-lane motorways and a similar length of new trunk roads will be needed by 2031 - equivalent to a 25 per cent expansion of the existing motorway network.
Duloch Park is set among open green spaces and mature trees, while a nearby park and Muir Wood allow residents to experience the great outdoors in an urban town.
John Muir Wood, the Scottish music publisher and owner of music shops in Edinburgh and Glasgow, also travelled on the train.
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.