Host Bo Svenson tours America’s Great Plains National Monuments. In 1906, President Teddy Roosevelt created the nation's first National Monument designation. The purpose of this designation was to preserve for all Americans significant pieces of the country's history, ecology, geology and beauty for all Americans. America's National Monuments tell the story of the nation's past and present glory. In Legacy of the Great Plains, viewers will visit the 10 monuments associated with America once vast grasslands. Each monument is presented in three chapters: virtual tour, nature and science, and history and culture.