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Well over a hundred national monuments across the United States have been established by different presidents under the authority of the Antiquities Act of 1906. Each monument on the map above is numbered according to the sequence in which it was established. Click on the numbers to learn about national monuments and their histories, and to find links to the monumentsí home pages.

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87. Buck Island Reef

Virgin Islands

(NPS Photo) Aerial view of Buck Island Reef

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/28/1961 J. Kennedy 850
Enlarged 02/01/1975 G. Ford 30
Amending Description 03/28/1975 G. Ford n/a
Enlarged 01/17/2001 W. Clinton 17,255
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121. Virgin Islands Coral Reef

Virgin Islands

(NPS Photo) Squid hunts the Virgin Island Coral Reef

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 01/17/2001 W. Clinton 12,708
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124. Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii

Colorful fish swim in the waters of Hawaii (NOAA).

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Action Date President/ Congress Square Miles Affected
Established 06/15/2006 G. W. Bush 140,000
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125. World War II Valor in the Pacific

Hawaii

USS Arizona Memorial viewed from under water.

Action Date President/ Congress Square Miles Affected
Established (NPS and FWS) 12/05/2008 G. W. Bush 6,310

126. Rose Atoll

American Samoa

Red footed Booby.

Action Date President/ Congress Square Miles Affected
Established (NOAA) 01/06/2009 G. W. Bush 13,451

127. Pacific Remote Islands

Hawaii

Butterfly fish on coral - Photo credit James Maragos

Action Date President/ Congress Square Miles Affected
Established (FWS, NOAA) 01/06/2009 G. W. Bush 86,888

128. Marianas Trench

Red fish near brightly colored coral.

Northern Mariana Islands and Guam

Action Date President/ Congress Square Miles Affected
Established (NOAA) 01/06/2009 G. W. Bush 95,216
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