National Parks: America's Best Idea
"The Last Refuge (1890-1915)"
With widespread industrialization many Americans worry whether any pristine land will be left; poachers are rampant in the parks; and Congress neglects establishing authority or appropriations for the parks. This sparks a conservation movement by such organizations as the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the Boone and Crockett Club, led by Theodore Roosevelt. The movement and John Muir himself fail to stop San Francisco from building the Hetch Hetchy dam at Yosemite, breaking Muir's heart. Part 2 of 6G