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Glacier National Park By Bridget Beardsley Location • • • • • Region-West State-Montana Capital-Helena Longitude-113.718°W Latitude-48.6935°N Landforms • Glacier National Park is Made of: Mountains, Valleys, and Glaciers(of course) • Mt. Cleveland is the tallest peak at 10,466 feet and more than one hundred more summits rise above 8,000 feet. • Some of the Mountains in the park are: Loneman Mountain, Chief Mountain, and Long Fellow Peak. • About 60 million years ago the earth’s crust began to shift. Culture • People have explored in Glacier National Park for thousands of years. • American Indians lived in the park 10,000 years ago. • David Thompson was the first European American to record what he saw at Glaicer National Park. Waterways • The park has hundreds of lakes and thousands of waterfalls ,more than 700 miles. • The glaciers also changed the color of the water when the glaciers moved and turned them into powder. To make them turquoise. • Running Eagle falls is one of the thousands of waterfalls in Glacier National Park. • Canada’s Warterton Lakes National Park at Glacier National Park share the border between the USA and Canada. Rocks and Minerals • There are many rocks and minerals in Glacier National park. • Rock and soil under the water slowly harden into thick layers of limestone, mudstone, and sandstone. • The ancient rocks of the Belt Sea that form our mountains have much less limestone and fewer fossils than the younger rock exposed in most of Rockies. • The varied colors in the mountains include the red, greens, and maroons.