Saved Our National Parks
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I The Genesis of an Idea

II The Nation's First National Park

III The Early Years in Yellowstone: 1872-1882

IV The Early Years in Yellowstone: 1882-1886

V The Saving of a Park and a System: 1886-1889

VI The Development of Policy: 1889-1894

VII The Development of a Legal Structure

VIII The Extension of the System: Yosemite, Sequoia and General Grant National Parks

IX The Culmination of an Idea




Index (omitted from the online edition)


1. The Three Brothers, Yosemite Valley.
2. Map of Yellowstone National Park.
3. Old Faithful, Yellowstone Park.
4. Mammoth Terraces, Yellowstone Park.
5. President Taft's party at Wawona Tree, Mariposa Grove, 1090. This tree toppled in 1969.
6. George S. Anderson and pet bear cub.
7. Soldiers on rifle range, about 1900.
8. Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point, 1855; lithograph from drawing by Thomas A. Ayres.
9. Soldiers and others at post Exchange, Mammoth (Fort Yellowstone).
10. Soda Butte Soldier Station, Yellowstone, 1905.
11. Theodore Roosevelt and Colonel Pitcher, Park Superintendent, Yellowstone, 1903.

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