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The Early Master Plans for National Parks Are Almost as Beautiful as the Parks Themselves

November 18, 2019

The 1939 Master Plan for Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

In the beginning, there was Yellowstone: more than 2,000,000 acres of mountains, fields, forests, geysers, and rivers, a place of such commanding beauty that, according to an early account describing the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, “language is entirely inadequate to convey a just conception of the awful grandeur and sublimity of this masterpiece of nature’s handiwork.”

So begins Anika Burgess’s Atlas Obscura story on National Park planning documents. You may read her entire post here.

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  1. November 18, 2019 3:27 pm

    Reblogged this on Buffalo Doug.

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