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JOHN MUIR ON OUR NATIONAL PARKS
- Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life. (Our National Parks, John Muir, 1901)
- The battle we have fought, and are still fighting for the forests is a part of the eternal conflict between right and wrong, and we cannot expect to see the end of it. ... So we must count on watching and striving for these trees, and should always be glad to find anything so surely good and noble to strive for." (Sierra Club Bulletin, John Muir, 1896)
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National Parks Poster from the Works
Progress Administration 1936-43
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING