White Mountains on New Quarter

white mountain quarterThe U.S. Forest Service announced on Monday that the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire is honored on an America the Beautiful Quarter released recently by the U.S. Mint.
The coin depicts Mount Chocorua, the easternmost peak of the Sandwich Range, framed by birch trees. Pristine lakes and thick forestland surround the nearly 3,500-foot peak rising from the rugged landscape and a perennial favorite with hikers,
The White Mountain National Forest is one of America’s most visited national forests. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, “We hope this latest recognition will inspire even more Americans to enjoy our Nation’s many outdoor recreational opportunities while supporting local economic growth and job creation.”
White Mountain National Forest joins two other Forest Service sites, Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon and El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico-already honored under the program.

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