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The National parks : America's best idea : [last refuge, 1890-1915]

Author: Ken BurnsDayton DuncanPeter CoyoteLee StetsonPaul BarnesAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This episode tells how, by the end of the 19th century, industrialization had left many Americans worried about whether the country would have any pristine land left. Poachers in the parks were rampant, and visitors were littering or carving their names in wilderness sites. Congress had yet to establish judicial authority or set aside appropriations for protection of the parks. This sparked a conservation movement  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Television programs
Educational television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Dayton Duncan; Peter Coyote; Lee Stetson; Paul Barnes; Craig Mellish; Buddy Squires; Florentine Films.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 789674577
Notes: Streaming video file.
Originally broadcast as episode two of the six-part television documentary series on PBS in 2009.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 23, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Credits: Series editor, Paul Barnes ; episode editor, Craig Mellish ; cinematography, Buddy Squires.
Performer(s): Narrator: Peter Coyote, featuring the voice of Lee Stetson ... [et al.].
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 video file (ca. 131 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Pulled into the environment (2:03) --
Roosevelt loves to hunt (1:58) --
An idea based on generosity (1:40) --
Exploitation of the natural landscape (2:31) --
First National parks (2:28) --
"The grand tour"-first stop (2:29) --
"The grand tour"-first geyser area (2:01) --
"The grand tour"-the last leg (2:06) --
National park etiquette (2:18) --
Yellowstone in the winter (1:20) --
Cavalry in charge of National parks (1:31) --
Developing and protecting the parks (3:13) --
Sierra Nevada, a range of light (3:15) --
Wilderness redeemed by man (1:58) --
Mesa verde ruins (1:37) --
Mesa Verde's unprotected treasures (2:54) --
For ourselves and our children (3:22) --
Saving the wildlife (1:38) --
Fighting for park protection (3:25) --
Seeking prosperity (1:36) --
"The greatest good for the greatest number" (2:15) --
Two sides of the same coin (2:37) --
Fashion decrees feathers (3:02) --
Wasting resources no more (2:50) --
Conservation is in America's vocabulary (2:29) --
Interest in the natural world (3:12) --
Growth in Yellowstone (3:44) --
Roosevelt's address at Yellowstone (3:52) --
Preservation of the Grand Canyon (3:52) --
Salvation can be found in the immersion in the natural world (2:33) --
A meeting in the grove (3:43) --
Temple of Yosemite (4:45) --
Distance in his eyes (2:46) --
Chaco Canyon (2:15) --
Artifacts uncovered by Wetherill (1:44) --
Colorado Cliff Dwellings Association (3:50) --
Act for preservation of American antiquities (2:41) --
Muir woods- Petrified Forest National Monument (4:05) --
Distance in his eyes (2:20) --
Grand Canyon (3:40) --
Hetch Hetchy (3:18) --
San Francisco earthquake (1:54) --
Interior secretary grants application to dam Hetch Hetchy (3:42) --
End of John Muir's battle (4:08) --
Thoughts on John Muir & Hetch Hetchy (2:43) --
John Muir's legacy (1:40) --
Credits.
Other Titles: National parks (Television program),
Last refuge, 1890-1915
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns.

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This episode tells how, by the end of the 19th century, industrialization had left many Americans worried about whether the country would have any pristine land left. Poachers in the parks were rampant, and visitors were littering or carving their names in wilderness sites. Congress had yet to establish judicial authority or set aside appropriations for protection of the parks. This sparked a conservation movement by organizations such as the Sierra Club, led by John Muir; the Audubon Society, led by George Bird Grinnell; and the Boone and Crockett Club, led by Theodore Roosevelt. The movement failed to stop San Francisco from building the Hetch Hetchy Dam at Yosemite, flooding Muir's "mountain temple" and leaving him broken-hearted.

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