National Park Quiz 100: Ringer VI
Have a look at statements 1-10 below. Only nine are true. Can you tell which one is not?
1. True or false? An island in Cape Lookout National Seashore was once the site of a town named after the pattern painted on a lighthouse.
2. True or false? Angels Landing in Zion National Park was once known as the Temple of Aeolus.
3. True or false? The only non-commercial ship anchorage on the San Francisco waterfront is in a national park.
4. True or false? The apricot trees in front of the Lehman Caves Visitor Center in Great Basin National Park are over 100 years old.
5. True or false? Historic properties on Indian reservations are eligible for listing on the National Park Service-administered National Register of Historic Places.
6. True or false? One of the oldest continuously recording tidal gauges in the Western Hemisphere is located in Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
7. True or false? Clocks in Grand Canyon National Park remain on Mountain Standard Time year-round.
8. True or false? Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve has more than a million acres of inholdings.
9. True or false? George Armstrong Custer's grave is on Last Stand Hill in Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument.
10. True or false? Visitors who cook with charcoal grills on the islands in Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area must take all charcoal with them when they leave.
(1) True. Diamond City, a community that once stood on the eastern end of Shackleford Banks, was named after the diamond-shaped day mark painted on the nearby Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
(2) True. The Zion National Park monolith that we know as Angels Landing
was originally named the Temple of Aeolus. Several other rock
formations in Zion still bear names that include the word "temple."
(3) True. The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park has an anchorage for a fleet of historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier on the San Francisco waterfront.
(4) True. The apricot trees are thought to have been planted by Absalom Lehman, discoverer of Lehman Caves. These historic fruit trees continue to produce today.
(5) True. The National Register of Historic Places Program administers the National Park Service's Tribal Preservation Program, which helps Indian tribes preserve their historic properties and related cultural traditions. Though federal assistance is provided, tribal officers are responsible for inventorying tribal historic properties and nominating them for the National Register of Historic Places.
(6) True. A tidal gauge located on a pier at Crissy Field in the Presidio has provided a continuous record of tides since June 30, 1854. This gauge has documented a sea level rise of about 8 inches over the past century.
(7) True. Grand Canyon National Park is in Arizona, and Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time.
(8) True. There are more than 1,500 square miles of inholdings within the borders of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve (counted as two separate units of the National Park System).
(9) False. George Armstrong Custer's remains were removed from the Little Bighorn Battlefield and reburied at the United States Military Academy (West Point).
(10) True. The National Park Service enforces a carry on/carry off policy on the islands in Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. Departing visitors are prohibited from leaving charcoal briquettes behind, and it doesn't matter whether they are new or used.