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    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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Happy Birthday John D. Rockefeller, Jr.! –Countdown: 23 Days

August 02, 2012 Posted by: KG

Okay, so August 2nd isn't actually John D. Rockefeller, Jr.'s birthday, but he WAS born on a Thursday!

Junior, as he was affectionately known, was born on January 29th, 1874 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the fifth child and only son of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., America's first billionaire.

JDR, Jr. seen on right with three of his sisters, Photo Credit: Rockefeller Archive Center

If JDR Jr. will still alive, he would be 138 years old! In the 52 years since he passed (in 1960), the world has changed in many ways. Given his deep interest in conservation, public health, art, and world heritage, what are some modern causes that John D. Rockefeller, Jr. may have championed if he were still alive today?

-KG

Did You Know?

Mt. Moran in July

Did you know that the black stripe, or dike, on the face of Mount Moran is 150 feet wide and extends six or seven miles westward? The black dike was once molten magma that squeezed into a crack when the rocks were deep underground, and has since been lifted skyward by movement on the Teton fault.