U.S. National Parks Canon

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U.S. National Parks Canon

  1. 1. Montana DeBor
  2. 2.  American Painter in the nineteenth century  Worried the Native Americans and wildlife would not survive without land preservation
  3. 3.  California Senator asked to set aside land in 1864  Civil War raged – instigated desire to protect land for future generations
  4. 4.  Signed act to protect Yosemite- 1864  He had never visited the land  Less than a year before his death  60 square miles now protected
  5. 5.  In 1872 President Grant created Yellowstone National Park  Unlike Yosemite, this was the first park in the history of the world officially created by a FEDERAL government
  6. 6.  1883: Completion of the railroad  Travel in comfort to the west  Attendance increased five-fold in first year
  7. 7.  September 14, 1901  Established five National Parks  Antiquities Act – made way for future parks to be created
  8. 8.  Self made millionaire: Stephen Maher  Made protecting the National Parks his personal mission  Raised money through his “Mountain Party” in the Sierra Nevada mountains – influencial publishers, politicians, businessmen, railroad builders attended
  9. 9.  “Auto Camping” craze swept America in the 1920’s  Scenic highways  Maher publicized “Park Every Hundred Miles”
  10. 10.  Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) - Designed to combat unemployment  Young men hired to build shelters, create trails, fight fire  1933-1942
  11. 11. • FDR viewed Ansel Adams’ photographs of the west and was inspired • On March 4, 1940, President Roosevelt signed the law creating Kings Canyon National Park • FDR would not be able to visit because of his disability
  12. 12.  Most recently added national park (2013, California)  59 in total  Go visit one!
  13. 13. • • • • • • • • • • Arches Bryce Canyon Canyonlands Crater lake Glacier Grand Canyon Great Smoky Mountains Kings Canyon Lassen Volcanic Mesa Verde • • • • • • • • • • Mount Rainier Olympic Petrified Forest Redwood Rocky Mountains Sequoia Shenandoah Yellowstone Yosemite Zion
  14. 14.               American Samoa Badlands Big Bend Biscayne Black Canyon of the Gunnison Capitol reef Carlsbad caverns Channel Islands Congaree Cuyhoga Valley Death Valley Denali Dry Tortugas Everglades • • • • • • • • • • • • • Gates of the Arctic Glacier Bay Grand Teton Great Basin Great Sand Dunes Guadalupe Haleakala Hawaii Volcanoes Hot Springs Isle Royal Joshua Tree Katmai Kenai Fjords
  15. 15.  Kobuk Valley  Lake Clark  Mammoth cave  North Cascade  Pinnacles  Saguaro  Theodore Roosevelt  Virgin Islands  Voyageurs  Wind Cave  Wrangell-St. Elias
  16. 16. www.nationalparks.org

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