Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

National historical park, Tennessee, U.S. Created in 1940 to preserve the Cumberland Gap, a natural pass at 1,640 ft (500 m) through the Cumberland Plateau, it includes the Wilderness Road, blazed by Daniel Boone, which became the main artery that opened the Northwest Territory.

The park covers 32 sq mi (83 sq km).

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Universalium. 2010.

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