Cultures at a Crossroads: An Administrative History
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As part of the National Park Service mission to protect and interpret its resources, it is important to make valuable, historical information readily available. Therefore, I am pleased to present this volume in our occasional series of publications on the Intermountain Region's past.

This study, prepared by National Park Service Historian Kathleen L. McKoy, provides a comprehensive history of Pipe Spring National Monument's administration, from its creation in 1923 to 1990. It is concerned with the people and events that played a role in the establishment of the monument as well as its subsequent administration. The study will aid both current and future monument managers in protecting the monument and interpreting it to the public.

Karen P. Wade
Regional Director
Intermountain Region

Mission: As the nation's principal conservation agency, the Department of the Interior has responsibility for most of our nationally owned public lands and natural and cultural resources. This includes fostering wise use of our land and water resources, protecting our fish and wildlife, preserving the environmental and cultural values of our national parks and historical places, and providing for the enjoyment of life through outdoor recreation. The Department assesses our energy and mineral resources and works to assure that their development is in the best interests of all our people. The Department also promotes the goals of the Take Pride in America campaign by encouraging stewardship and citizen responsibility for the public lands and promoting citizen participation in their care. The Department also has a major responsibility for American Indian reservation communities and for people who live in Island Territories under the U.S. Administration.

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