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Preliminary Midterm ReviewOn essay – your choice Preservation movement or UtilitarianconservationMidterm: Monday October 24In-class review Friday October 21The two big environmental movement: Preservation movement andUtilitarian conservationTHE YOSEMITE AND JOHN MUIRYosemite ValleyWas the second wild national park, its first reservation occurred in1864, that is when the gov. granted Yosemite as a recreation area tothe state of California. 1860s CA was growing very fast, andentrepreneurs wanted to have Yosemite Valley for commercialreasons; railroads, etc. A group of people entered to stopcommercialization.John MuirThe national parks service calls him the “father of the national parksservice”. His ideas were enough to were park service today say thattheir founder was John Mir. He was born in Scotland in 1838 anddied in 1913. He was the only of 2 sons, on of Ann and Muir butfeared Daniel Mir. Daniel believed that children, were born evil, andthey needed to have the evil beaten the shit out them.
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National Park Service,John Muir,Yosemite National Park,Louisa Strentzel Muir