The National Parks, America’s Best Idea: Episode 3,The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919)

After a dozen national parks have been created and 50 years have passed, Stephen Mather helps persuade Congress to create the National Parks Service, established in 1916. The Grand Canyon, Mount McKinley, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Acadia and Hawaii’s volcanoes are made into national parks. Also included on this disc is the special feature: “Musical Journeys Through the National Parks”.

Disc 3 of 6, color/b&w, 114 minutes

Author: Burns, Ken
Call Letter: Veh
Call Number: 5
Publication Format: DVD
Publication Year: 2009Website:

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