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By Paul Schullery

Yellowstone nationwide Park, an international icon of conservation and normal good looks, was once born on the such a lot unbelievable of instances: the yankee Gilded Age, while altruism appeared extinct and society’s imaginative and prescient appeared concentrated exclusively on greed and progress. maybe this is the reason the park’s “creation fantasy” mentioned how a couple of saintlike pioneer conservationists worked to put aside this exact wasteland opposed to all odds, whilst actually, the institution of Yellowstone was once the results of advanced social, clinical, monetary, and aesthetic forces. Paul Schullery and Lee Whittlesey, either longtime scholars of Yellowstone’s complicated background, current the 1st complete account of the way the fairy-tale origins of the park discovered common public popularity, and of the lengthy procedure during which the parable was once reconsidered and changed with a extra sensible and eventually extra fulfilling story.

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