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The National Parks: Muir and Roosevelt

In 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt travels to Yosemite and camps with John Muir. Muir has been struggling to add the Yosemite Valley to the extensive park system under the direction of the federal government. Teddy Roosevelt asks Muir to accompany him on a camping trip and they set off first to the Mariposa Grove.
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About The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

The National Parks: America's Best Idea is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.
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