By John Davison Rockefeller, Horace Marden Albright, Joseph W. Ernst
Worthy locations is an engaging within examine the background of a few of our so much precious nationwide parks. The booklet illuminates a striking public-private partnership that helped to form our nationwide park method. The shut organization and hot and lasting friendship among John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Horace M. Albright is documented via 211 letters masking a 36-year interval. The letters painting a typical main issue for and love of our nation's average historical past and efforts which preserved numerous scenic wonders for destiny generations. Horace Albright joined the nationwide Park carrier at its inception in 1916. He was once superintendent of Yellowstone nationwide Park and later director of the nationwide Park provider. After he left executive carrier, he remained energetic within the conservation move till his dying in 1987. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., a beneficiant supporter of the nationwide park process and different conservation and renovation actions, used to be one of many earliest proponents of non-public zone cooperation with the nationwide government's protection efforts. The letters supply insights into the plannings and challenge fixing which resulted in the construction of Acadia, Grand Teton, Grand Smoky Mountains, and Virgin Islands nationwide parks in addition to different conservation/preservation efforts for the California significant bushes, Florida's Bald Cypress Swamp, and Colonial Williamsburg. Dr. Joseph Ernst's evaluation and Elilogue position the letters of their old viewpoint and supply glimpses into the lives of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Horace M. Albright. this option of letters highlights the sweep in their imaginative and prescient for America's outside, which accurately stretched from coast to coast.