national monument

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national monument

noun

: a place (such as an old building or an area of land) that is owned and protected by a national government because of its natural beauty or its importance to history or science

Full Definition of NATIONAL MONUMENT

:  a place of historic, scenic, or scientific interest set aside for preservation usually by presidential proclamation

Examples of NATIONAL MONUMENT

  1. the Statue of Liberty National Monument

First Known Use of NATIONAL MONUMENT

1879

national monument

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In the U.S., any of numerous areas reserved by the federal government for the protection of objects or places of historical, scientific, or prehistoric interest. They include natural physical features, remains of Indian cultures, and places of historical importance. In 1906 Pres. Theodore Roosevelt established the first national monument, Devils Tower, in Wyoming. They are administered by the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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