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Places of Natural Beauty

Ray Rivlin

Around the world there are places of natural beauty that give us renewed appreciation of Hashem’s beautiful world. Natural beauty spots were mostly formed by erosion (the wearing away of rocks and soil by water, wind, and ice), by volcanic eruption, or from the earth’s natural movements. In this article, we tell you about some of these wonderful places. If you live near one of them, ask to be taken to see it for real. When you are all grown up, rich, and successful, maybe you’ll get to see the rest!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

yellowstoneYellowstone National Park

 

YellowstoneNational Parkis the the oldest national park in the world. It passed into American hands in 1803 whenAmericamade a deal with the Indians called theLouisiana Purchase. The first white man to see it was John Colter who explored it alone, on foot, in 1807. Today it attracts between two and three million people per year, many of whom just drive through parts of its 450 miles of road. The more energetic walk some of the 1000 miles of trails or ride them on horseback.

The park has high mountains, deep canyons, roaring waterfalls, glistening lakes, evergreen forests, plains and plateaux (raised areas that level out at the top.) It has more hot springsand geysers than anywhere else in the world — thousands of them, all heated by the molten rock called magma that lies beneath the surface of the park.

It is also home to a wide variety of animals including bears, American buffaloes, swans and pelicans. At one time soldiers used to protect the wildlife, but it is now controlled by the National Park Service.

 

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