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Steve Mather of the National parks.

Robert Shankland

Steve Mather of the National parks.

by Robert Shankland

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Mather, Stephen Tyng, 1867-1930.,
    • United States. National Park Service.,
    • National parks and reserves -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliography.

      StatementIntrod. by Gilbert Grosvenor.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB482 .A479 1954
      The Physical Object
      Pagination346 p.
      Number of Pages346
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6152179M
      LC Control Number54004899
      OCLC/WorldCa3452794

      Historic Landscape Design and Construction. Author: Linda Flint McClelland; Publisher: JHU Press ISBN: Category: Nature Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, was founded in by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt, who realized the need to improve intelligence. George M. Wright, Joseph S. Dixon, and Ben H. Thompson, Fauna of the National Parks of the United States, Fauna Series No. 1, National Park Service (Washington, ), , Wright

      National Park Service Edit. Robert Shankland's book, Steve Mather of the National Parks, tells of Mather's letter to the Secretary of the Interior, Franklin K. Lane, deploring the state of the nation's National Parks. The letter, sent in , set off a series of actions by Secretary Lane that led to bringing Steve Mather into the government's service to protect the parks he felt so strongly. the john muir exhibit - people - stephen t. mather - famous people influenced by john muir - john muir exhibit. Stephen T. Mather - Founding Director of the U.S. National Park Service. Mather is widely recognized for his efforts to preserve the national parks from private exploitation and to make them serve the high purposes for which they were designed.

      Stephen T. Mather has been dead 34 years but the personality and ideals of this extraordinary man still influence his National Park Service in its great public activities. As for Yosemite National Park, his works still live in the paved roads, the bridges, the public buildings, the Museum, the water and sanitation systems, the high country. Pres. Theodore Roosevelt did not rest on (or trod upon) any laurels while in office. He established the U. S. Forest Service, which yielded National Forests; five National Parks, and he signed the Antiquities Act, which resulted in 18 new U.S. National : Holly Aguirre.


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Dust jacket notes: "When Stephen T. Mather, a Chicago industrialist who made millions out of 'Twenty-Mule-Team' Borax, complained to the Secretary of the Interior that the national parks were underfinanced and mismanaged, without decent roads and accommodations, and a disgrace to the federal government,he was answered: 'If you don't like the way the parks are being run, come on down to /5(3).

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Price New from Used from /5(3). Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD with G. An interesting biography on Steve Mather, a political driving force who shaped and saved America's National Parks. With a personal message and signature from Steve Mather's daughter inside. With 32 photographic plates.

Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound with light bumping to extremities. Stephen Mather was the first director of the National Park Service. He used his wealth and political connections to take the national park idea in important new directions.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Shankland, Robert, Steve Mather of the National parks. New York: Knopf, (OCoLC) Named Person. Steve Mather Of The National Parks book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Dust jacket notes: "When Stephen T.

Mather, a Chicago industrialist who made millions out of 'Twenty-Mule-Team' Borax, complained to the Secretary of the Interior that the national parks were underfinanced and mismanaged, without decent roads and accommodations, and a disgrace to the federal government,he was answered: 'If you don't like the way the parks are being run, come on down to Seller Rating: % positive.

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0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. A wealthy, gregarious businessman, Stephen T. Mather came to Washington from Chicago in January as special assistant to Secretary of the Interior Franklin K.

Lane for national park concerns. His vigorous efforts to build public and political support for the parks helped persuade Congress to create the National Park Service in A well written biography of the California born descendant of the New England Mathers who, intook over the ill-administered and almost forgotten then existing national parks and built them up into the flourishing system of the present day that enables tourists really ""to see America first"".

There are short sketches of Mather's assistants and associates, principally aide, Horace Albright. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Steve Mather of the National parks by Robert Shankland,Knopf edition, in English - 2d ed., rev.

and by: Steve Mather of the National Parks, by Robert Shankland. pages, 24 illustrations, with an introduction by Gilbert Grosvenor. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Price, $ There are really several books within these covers. In the book Steve Mather of the National Parks, Robert Shankland quoted a contemporary saying that Mather “combined the zeal of an agitator with a charm and graciousness I’ve rarely seen.

Steve Mather of the National parks by Robert Shankland; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: National parks and reserves, United States, United States.

National Park Service; Places: United States; People: Stephen Tyng Mather (). [i] Robert Shankland, Steve Mather of the National Parks (New York: Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, ), 9; Horace Albright and Marian Albright Schenck, Creating the National Park Service: The. Steve Mather of the national parks.

New York: Knopf. MLA Citation. Shankland, Robert. Steve Mather of the national parks Knopf New York Australian/Harvard Citation. Shankland, Robert.

Steve Mather of the national parks Knopf New York. Wikipedia Citation. There's a biography Steve Mather of the National Parks by Robert Shankland.

I did read somewhere that a new biography/history of Stephen Mather and national parks is in the works, probably from a university press. The Shankland book is not scholarly, but definitely aimed for the general reader.

This is a book I wish I had read many years ago. Told by Horace M. Albright not long before his death, it’s a recounting of the establishment years of the National Park Service told by one of the two men who literally created it and rightfully became legends in its history.

It’s hard to imagine what our national parks would have become without the vision and guidance of. After Mather's arrival Albright assisted him in overseeing the department's national parks and monuments and working for passage of the National Park Service legislation.

Appointed NPS assistant director in Mayhe acted as director for nearly two years while Mather was disabled by depression and launched the bureau's operations. Stephen Mather was appalled. The great outdoors had always been his playground, his salvation. However, after hiking for days through Yosemite and.

Stephen T. Mather, the big-time borax manufacturer from Chicago who hobnobbed with politicians as easily as he sca feet of Western peaks every summer.

Lane recognized the name. "Dear Steve," he wrote back, "If you don't like the way the national parks are being run, come on down to Washington and run them yourself." And so he did.It was Mather's decision to embrace the automobile that would have the greatest impact on the number of people visiting national parks.

Even John Muir, Mather's hero, had admitted that the.Stephen T. Mather, the first director the National Park Service, envisioned that the states and the federal government needed to work together to develop a great national system of parks.

By working together the nation would develop a national system of parks that would be the envy of the world.