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REI Lecture: Important Figures in National Park History

REI Bozeman: 2220 Tschache Street, Bozeman, MT 59718

With the National Park Centennial close at hand it's important to look back and recognize some of the prominent figures that made "America's best idea" possible. This lecture by writer and national park enthusiast Tyler Dunning will include discussions of Abraham Lincoln, John Muir, Ulysses Grant, George Bird Grinnell, John Lacey, Gifford Pinchot, Theodore Roosevelt, Stephen Mathers, Horace Albright, Woodrow Wilson, Virginia McClurg, Jimmy Carter, plus many more. The lecture will also discuss how these early forms of advocacy can be applied to modern ecological plights and how, by recognizing our legacy of preservation, we can help foster this country's youth into future stewards of public lands.