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103. Yukon Flats 102. Yukon-Charley Rivers 101. Wrangell-St. Elias 100. Noatak 99. Misty Fjords 98. Lake Clark 97. Kobuk Valley 96. Kenai Fjords 95. Gates of the Arctic 94. Denali 93. Cape Krusenstern 92. Bering Land Bridge 91. Becharof 90. Aniachak 89. Admiralty Island 62. Glacier Bay 41. Katmai 38. Old Kasaan 26. Sitka

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.

Find out how to visit a national monument from its homepage, or go to the National Park Service's Parks and Recreation page and the Bureau of Land Management's Adventures in the Past page.

38. Old Kasaan

Alaska

(Library of Congress photo) Funerary totem poles.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 10/25/1916 W. Wilson 43
Transferred to Forest Service 07/26/1955 84th Congress  
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62. Glacier Bay

Alaska

(NPS photo) A seal swims through a watery substance.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 02/26/1925 C. Coolidge 1,379,315.58
Enlarged 04/18/1939 F. Roosevelt 904,960
Diminished 03/31/1955 D. Eisenhower 4,193 (water)
Diminished     24,925
Enlarged 12/01/1978 J. Carter 550,000
Redesignated NP&P 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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89. Admiralty Island

Alaska

(NPS photo) A brown bear cools his heels.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established, incorporated into Tongass NF 12/01/1978 J. Carter 1,100,000
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90. Aniakchak

Alaska

(NPS photo) Dormant volcanoes covered in snow.

State Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 350,000
Partially Redesignated Preserve 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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91. Becharof

Alaska

(NPS photo) A puffin surveys the landscape.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established as a National Wildlife Refuge 12/01/1978 J. Carter 1,200,000
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92. Bering Land Bridge

Alaska

(NPS photo) Americans continue to cross the area formerly known a land bridge.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 2,590,000
Redesignated National Preserve 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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93. Cape Krusenstern

Alaska

(NPS photo) Shells and bones.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 560,000
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94. Denali

Alaska

(NPS photo) Red rocky Denali.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established as a National Park & Preserve 12/01/1978 J. Carter 3,890,000
Incorporated with Mt. McKinley NP as Denali National Park & Preserve 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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95. Gates of the Arctic

Alaska

(NPS photo) Purple-hued mountains.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 8,220,000
Redesignated N&P 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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96. Kenai Fjords

Alaska

(NPS photo) Misty glaciers and mountains.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 570,000
Redesignated MP 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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97. Kobuk Valley

Alaska

(NPS photo) A rocky shoreline.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 1,710,000
Redesignated NP 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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98. Lake Clark

Alaska

(NPS photo) Blueberries on the bush.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 2,500,000
Redesignated National Park & Preserve 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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99. Misty Fjords

Alaska

(Alaska Division of Community Advocacy photo) Mountains at the fjords.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 2,285,000
Redesignated within Tongass National Forest 12/02/1980    
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100. Noatak

Alaska

(NPS photo) A river winds across the national monument.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 5,880,000
Redesignated Preserve 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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101. Wrangell-St. Elias

Alaska

(NPS photo) A former mining operation.

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Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 10,950,000
Redesignated NP&P 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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102. Yukon-Charley Rivers

Alaska

(NPS photo) Bird on the lookout.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 1,720,000
Redesignated Preserve 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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103. Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska

(NPS photo) Mother and baby moose.

Action Date President/ Congress Acres Affected
Established 12/01/1978 J. Carter 10,600,000
Redesignated Redesignated National Wildlife Refuge 12/02/1980 96th Congress  
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