I just read this book, and I'm inspired to read, learn, and discover the National Parks! There are so many resources on the internet.
|The Camping Trip that Changed America, by Barb Rosenstock|
President Teddy Roosevelt went camping through Yosemite with John Muir. At first, Muir was reluctant to take Roosevelt because he thought it was a political stunt. However a friend convinced him that Roosevelt truly loved nature and the trip did inspire Roosevelt. He designated five national parks during his term, and created the Antiquities Act of 1908. This enable Presidents to declare historic or prehistoric areas and National Monuments.
|President Roosevelt and John Muir|
Here's the book trailer!