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Summer Plans

Versailles, FranceThe Treaty of Versailles was signed here on June 28, 1919. This treaty was the peace settlement of World War One.

Titusville, PennsylvaniaOil was discovered here by Edwin Drake in 1859. Many people did not take Drake seriously when he said he could extract the oil out of the ground. In August 1859, Drake completed his oil well. Drake later became known as "Father of the Petroleum Industry."

Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone was the United State's first national park. It was established in 1872 and is home to hundreds of animals, including wolves, buffalo, grizzly bears, and elk. The park has many geological features, such as geysers, waterfalls, and deep canyons.

San Francisco, CaliforniaThis city is near the former immigration station, Angel Island. Thousands of job-hungry Chinese came to the US to work on the trans-continental railroad. The station was destroyed by fire in 1940.

Kitty Hawk, North CarolinaMan took his first flight here on December 14 and 17 of 1903. This "impossible" task was proven doable by brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright. The first "real" flight lasted 12 sec. and traveled 120 ft. The second flight was more successful and was 59 sec. and 852 ft.



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