North Cascades Conservation Council records 1901-2003
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U.S. National Park Service has managed the Morristown National Historical Park since 1933. From the description of Morristown National Historical Park resource management records, 1933-1994 (bulk 1938-1970). (Morristown National History Park). WorldCat record id: 71014733 The National Park Service is the U.S. federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It was created...
"The dedication of the new Lodge at Horse Camp, Mount Shasta took place at high noon on Fourth of July 1923... The crowning event was when Miss Harwood of Los Angeles stepped forward and with much vim and enthusiasm pronounced the words: 'I christen thee Shasta Alpine Lodge (crash went the bottle of Shasta Ginger Ale on the stone doorway) and dedicate thee to all lovers of the great out-of doors...'" (Sierra Club Circular, Sept. 1, 1923, p. 1). From the description of Sierra Club mou...
The Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs (FWOC) was founded in 1932 to coordinate the preservation efforts of outdoor clubs in the western United States. Member clubs include conservation and outdoor enjoyment groups from Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Western Canada. FWOC promotes the use, enjoyment, and protection of America's scenic wilderness and outdoor recreational resources. Past FWOC efforts helped secure passage of the Wilderness Act and ha...
Historical Background Mineral King is a glacial valley in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, only 7 1/2 square miles in size and one of the oldest communities in the High Sierras. At one time, the area had been occupied by two Native American tribes-- the Wikchumni Yokut and the Tubatulabel-- who created summer settlements on the valley floor primarily for hunting and trading with the Paiutes, who lived east of the Sierra Nevada. ...
Seattle Dept. of Lighting and Water Works created in 1890; city charter amendment in 1910 created the Lighting Dept.; in 1951 the Department purchased the private electrical power supply operations in Seattle; current name of the agency was adopted in 1978 when the Department was reorganized. Seattle approved the purchase of the land and money for construction of the plant in 1913; construction began in 1914, and was finished in 1917. Additions were made in 1918 and 1921. The plant was decommiss...
The evolution of the USDA Forest Service is rooted in the General Provision Act of l89l in which Congress authorized the President to designate particular areas of the forested public domain to be set aside as "reserves" for future use. The number and size of these reserves increased notably in l897 when the President was authorized to establish reserves in order to protect watersheds, to preserve timber, and to provide lumber for local use. There was no provision for management or...
The Wilderness Society was formed in 1935 by a group of people concerned with preserving America's wilderness areas. Its mission is to "Deliver to future generations an unspoiled legacy of wild places with all the precious values they hold: Biological diversity, clean air and water, towering forests, rushing rivers, and sage-sweet, silent deserts." It accomplishes this mission through "Scientific expertise, analysis and bold advocacy at the highest levels to save, protect and restore America's w...
David R. Brower was born in Calif. in 1912 and joined the Army at San Francisco, Calif. in 1942. At the time of his enlistment, he had two years of college and had worked as a postal clerk and photographer. He served at Fort Lewis, Wash., Camp Hale, Colo., Camp Swift, Tex., and in Italy. With the 10th Mountain Division he was a First Lieutenant and a member of the Mountain Training Group; Company L of the 87th Infantry Regiment; Headquarters, Company I, of the 1st Battalion, 86th Infantry Regime...
The North Cascades Conservation Council (NCCC) was organized in 1957 with the mission "to protect and preserve the North Cascades' scenic, scientific, recreational, educational, and wilderness values." For the next ten years, NCCC was dedicated to its main goal, the establishment of a North Cascades National Park. It was aided by other organizations dedicated to conservation, such as the Sierra Club, the Mountaineers, and the Federation of Western Outdoor Clubs. Conserva...
Officer in the Philippine Constabulary, Ifugao, Mountain Province. From the description of Owen A. Tomlinson papers, 1899-1920. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418908 Owen A. Tomlinson was an officer in the Philippine Constabulary, Ifugao, Mountain Province in the first two decades of the twentieth century. From the guide to the Owen A. Tomlinson papers, 1899-1920, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan) ...
Washington state representative Thomas M. Pelly was elected to the 83rd Congress in 1952, and was re-elected to each succeeding Congress until 1972. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives of the first district. Congressman Pelly reached the seniority level of highest ranking Minority Member of both the Subcommittee on Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the busy House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee. Of added importance is the fact that he wa...