Lec 24 - 5/2/06 Greener Pastures Saving California's...

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5/2/06 Greener Pastures Saving California’s Natural Environment Lecture 24 Parks of the Privileged California environmentalism Reaction to the destruction of the state Bay Area hearth of green ideas Widening compass of movement o National Wonders Classic conservation (late 1800s – 1920s) National Parks American idea o Scenic wonders o Yellowstone in 1872 Hiking became popular Started in Britain o Late 19 th century Japan picks up on it Mt. Talamplais was a great hiking spot for San Franciscans John Muir was the leader of the Sierra Club Saved Yosemite, Sequoia, and eventually Kings Canyon John Muir was radicalized by the Hetch Hetchy fight o Damming Idea popularized after the Great fire and Quake of 1906 o John Muir lost the ten year battle And he died o Cathedrals in the Redwoods Mystique of Redwoods was a metaphor to the European gothic cathedrals The light shining through towering posts Big Basin Virgin redwoods were saved Muir Woods, 1908 Was going to be drowned by a large dam Muir Woods was declared a National Monument Teddy Roosevelt Wasn’t as radical as Muir
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