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Saguaro National Park, Arizona (Images of America Series)

Saguaro National Park, Arizona (Images of America Series)

by Jane Eppinga


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The Organic Act of 1916 created the National Park Service “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” Each national park or monument offers a glimpse into the natural beauty and history of the United States. These parks have a variety of natural resources covering large areas and are protected by the American Antiquities Act of 1906. Saguaro National Park is home to its namesake giant saguaro cacti, barrel cacti, cholla cacti, and prickly pears, as well as quail, spotted owls, javelinas, and a host of other flora and fauna. Saguaro National Monument was created by outgoing president Herbert Hoover in 1933. On October 14, 1994, Pres. William Jefferson Clinton signed legislation enlarging Saguaro’s boundaries and making Saguaro National Park America’s 52nd national park.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738595016
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/09/2012
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,183,683
Product dimensions: 6.58(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Jane Eppinga’s articles and books have won several literary awards. In July 2008, she presented a paper at the International Women’s Congress in Madrid. She is a member of Western Writers of America, Arizona Press Women, the National Federation of Press Women, and the Society of Woman Geographers.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Park and Politics 9

2 Critters and Cactus Views 21

3 Those Who Came Before 33

4 Ranchers and Miners 45

5 Stewards of the Park 63

6 The People and the Park 89

Bibliography 126

Index 127

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