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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
contains the most extensive virgin hardwood and red spruce forests in the United States, as well as some of the oldest mountains on Earth. The forests are "responsible" for the "smoke" for which the park is named.

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General History and Description

Arkansas
Arkansas
Area (rank) 53,182 sq mi (29th). Population (rank) 2,959,373 (32nd). Capital Little Rock. Admitted to Union (rank) June 15, 1836 (25th).

Kentucky
Kentucky

Missouri
Missouri
Area (rank) 69,709 (21st). Population (rank) 5,595,211 (17th). Capital Jefferson City. Admitted to Union (rank) August 10, 1821 (24th).

Tennessee
Tennessee
Area (rank) 42,146 (36th). Population (rank) 6,495,978 (17th). Capital Nashville. Admitted to Union (rank) June 1, 1796 (16th).

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