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Going Home (1920-1933)
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The National Parks

Going Home (1920-1933)

While visiting the parks was once predominantly the domain of Americans wealthy enough to afford the high-priced train tours, the advent of the automobile allows more people than ever before to visit the parks. Mather embraces this opportunity and works to build more roads in the parks.

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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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Great Nature (1933-1945)

Learn about the changes to the national parks during the Great Depression and World War II
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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 Last Refuge (1890-1915)

Investigate the efforts of Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir and others to protect the land.
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The National Parks

The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)

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