Yosemite National Park Railroads being built to provide access for tourists

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Yosemite National ParkRailroads being built to provide access for touristsMuir wrote article for Yosemite to be preserved in wild stateoShould not be run by CA but rather the federal governmentoMake it a national parkoCA would allow too much developmentRailroads in charge of CA politics at that time11090 square milesEncompasses large tracts of undeveloped landPark for enjoying wilderness in undeveloped formMuir = original tree huggeroAhead of his timeoMore zealously opposed to developmentoBelieved that nature should have rightsFounder of preservation movementSierra Club1892 founded by Muir and several other menEnjoy, explore, and render accessible tours through mountains of the Pacific CoastMuir = 1st presidentOrganized tours to CA mountainsNaturalists/AestheticistsAboriculturalists/zoologistsScientists believed there was lots of undeveloped land to be studiedoTrees and animalsEconomic interestsIf money could be made commercially, don't preserve the landIf no economic use, keep it for tourists
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  • Fall '08
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  • John Muir, Sierra Club, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, Yosemite Valley, Daniel Muir

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