Channel Islands National Park Created

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This chain of 5 islands located off of California's coast span more than 12,000 years of human history. Today, island visitors can explore the world of the native Chumash, walk the shores where European explorers landed, discover new tales from California's ranching history, and witness the remains of off-shore shipwrecks. The islands were given National Park status under the presidency of Jimmy Carter to ensure the preservation of Southern California's heritage. 

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