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The People's Parks
This past Wednesday was Earth Day.  I was thinking about a good
destination for this edition of Friday's Journal to commemorate the day,
and National Parks came to mind.  The list of world-wide parks turned
out to be a little daunting, so I concentrated on U. S. parks only.  (Even
then, it was a task to keep the photos down to a reasonable number!)
When Pres. Harry Truman dedicated Everglades National Park in 1947,
he said, "These are the people's parks . . . most of them are ours today
because there were Americans many years ago who exercised vision,
patience and unselfish devotion in the battle for conservation."
This page is dedicated to those good people, past and present.
-- Nancy
Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Acadia National Park, Maine
Redwood National Park, California
Great Basin National Park, Nevada
Here is your country.  Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the
natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred
heritage, for your children and your children's children.
-- Pres. Theodore Roosevelt
Isle Royale National Park, Michigan
Everglades National Park, Florida
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Arches National Park, Utah
If future generations are to remember us with gratitude, we must leave
them something more than the miracles of technology.  We must leave
them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after
we got through with it.  -- Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson
Zion National Park, Utah
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Arches National Park, Utah
Acadia National Park, Maine
In the end, we will conserve only what we love.  We will
love only what we understand.  We will understand only
what we are taught.  -- B. Dioum
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Everglades National Park, Florida
Excerpt from Pres. Harry Truman's remarks at the dedication of Everglades
National Park in Florida on December 6, 1947:  "For conservation of the human
spirit we need places such as Everglades National Park.  Here we may draw
strength and peace of mind from our surroundings.  Here we can truly understand
what the great Psalmist meant when he sang, 'He maketh me to lie down in
green pastures, He leadeth me beside the still waters, He restoreth my soul.' "
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park, California
A few minutes ago, every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring
storm, waving, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm.
But, though to the outer ear these trees are now silent,
their songs never cease.  -- John Muir
Sequoia National Park, California
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite National Park, California
Zion National Park, Utah
Big Bend National Park, Texas
Glacier National Park, Montana