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The Last Refuge (1890-1915)
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The National Parks

The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country will have any pristine land left. Congress has yet to establish clear judicial authority or appropriations for the protection of the parks. This sparks a conservation movement by organizations such as the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the Boone and Crockett Club.

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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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The National Parks

Going Home (1920-1933)

Encounter the growing numbers of visitors to the parks.
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The National Parks

The Empire Of Grandeur (1915-1919)

Learn about the federal agency created to protect the parks.
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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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