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The National Parks

Grand Canyon, Floating the River

Writer Ruth Kirk muses on the the awe-inspiring nature of the Grand Canyon, and the effect that it has on a person who chooses to float the river.

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The National Parks

Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

Examine the proliferation of protected lands and the protection of predatory animals.
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The National Parks

Great Nature (1933-1945)

Learn about the changes to the national parks during the Great Depression and World War II
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1:56:43
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Going Home (1920-1933)

Encounter the growing numbers of visitors to the parks.
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1:52:33
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The Empire Of Grandeur (1915-1919)

Learn about the federal agency created to protect the parks.
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The National Parks

The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

Investigate the efforts of Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and others to protect the land.
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The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)

Examine the radical idea of creating national parks for the enjoyment of everyone.
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