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Glacier National Park celebrates 111 years
Glacier National Park celebrates 111 years

May 11, 2021 - On this day in 1910, President William Howard Taft signed legislation setting aside land for Glacier National Park in Montana. It's one of the most beautiful national parks in the country. During the Great Depression in the 1930s, Civilian Conservation Corps camps were set up in the park to provide jobs for young men.

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agency: noun;a unit or organization of people charged with a task, such as operating national parks; Find it in blue in today's top story!

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Week of May 10

aerial: adjective; in the air
Helicopter on Mars ready for test flight

mechanical: adjective; related to mechanics, parts that when put together make something work to complete a task
Garrett Morgan (1877-1963), traffic light inventor

upcoming: adjective; in the future, scheduled to happen in the future;
Future is here as Resilience docks at space station

wonderful: Select Part of speech...; great, amazing, joyful, excellent, filled with wonder,
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Today In History

May 11

1910: Glacier National Park, a park within the National Park Service system of parks located in Montana, was established when President William Howard Taft signed a bill passed by Congress setting aside land for the park.

1858: Library of Congress: Minnesota (known as "Land of 10,000 Lakes") became the 32nd state admitted into the Union. Minnesota's application for statehood was submitted to President James Buchanan in January, but became entangled with the controversial issue of Kansas statehood, delaying it for several months until it was finally approved by Congress.

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