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Great Lakes: On the map
The Great Lakes are in North America, straddling the border of both the United States and Canada. If you
stood on the moon, you could see the lakes and recognize the familiar wolf head shape of Lake Superior, or
the mitten bounded by lakes Michigan, Huron and Erie.
Lake Superior is bordered by the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, and the province of Ontario.
Lake Michigan is the only lake that is fully contained within the United States, bordered by Wisconsin,
Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.
Lake Huron is bordered by the state of Michigan and the province of Ontario.
Lake Erie is bordered by the states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York and the province of
Ontario.
Lake Ontario is bordered by the state of New York and the province of Ontario.
The St. Lawrence River is not a Great Lake, but is an important part of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence
system, leading to the Atlantic Ocean. The St. Lawrence River is bordered by the state of New York and the
provinces of Ontario and Québec.
Death Valley National Park
At 3,336,000 acres, Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the continental United States.
The hottest temperature on record in the western hemisphere, 134oF (57oC) was also recorded here.
The Rockies / Rocky Mountains
Largest North American mountain system, extending for 4,800 km/3,000 mi from the Mexican through the
west-central states of the USA, and through Canada to the Alaskan border.
The Canadian Rockies are distinct from the American Rockies as they have been very heavily glaciated,
resulting in sharply pointed mountains separated by wide, U-shaped valleys gouged by glaciers, whereas the
American Rockies are more rounded. The highest peak is Mount Robson at 3,954m. Highest American
Rocky is Mount Elbert at 4,400m.
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