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Olwig Throughout the years of human existence, every technological advancement, governmental decision and environmental production has played a toll on nature. Olwig argues the justification for the national parks is the preservation of the memory of an era in American history when the "exemplary virtues of rugged individualism and free enterprise were the foremost commandments of nature as the "creative and controlling force in the universe". Physical landscape, including railroads, symbolizes the Nature as Manifest Destiny. Ecological,
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Unformatted text preview: social and aesthetical experiences provide ideas of manifest qualities of past and future human environments that each culture seeks to maintain or achieve. Therefore, according to Olwig, national parks and railroads can be no better or worse than the society from which produced. (Olwig 23) We are products of the society and environment we grow up in just as we have transformed nature around us....
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2008 for the course HIST 356 taught by Professor Belshaw during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.

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