America's naitonal monuments: legacy of the great plains: the southern plainsPublished by : Ambrose Video Publishing (New York) Physical details: 32 mins. ; color.
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Since 1906, each National Monument in American has been designed by the sitting President as a personal memorial of a parcel that he deemed deserving of preservation for future generations. America's National Monuments tell the story of the nation's past and present glory. In Legacy of the Great Plains we will visit the 10 monuments associated with America once vast grasslands. VOLUME FOUR: THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. The southern Plains are distinguished by short grass prairies , hot, dry summers, and cold, windy winters. But in spite of these tough climatic conditions, the area is rich in human history. Indeed, the southern Plains are called the cradle of North American culture. This volume contains three chapters: Alibates Flint Quarry National Monument, Capulin Volcano National Monument and Fort Union National Monument.