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"America's Best Idea"
Just History tells the story of the National Parks.

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  THE CAMPING TRIP THAT CHANGED AMERICA   President Theodore Roosevelt joins naturalist John Muir to discuss the future of American conservation.    EPISODES / National Parks

THE CAMPING TRIP THAT CHANGED AMERICA

President Theodore Roosevelt joins naturalist John Muir to discuss the future of American conservation.

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  THE FIRST NATIONAL PARK   One year after Ferdinand Hayden's famed expedition of its wild lands, President Ulysses S. Grant signs the bill declaring Yellowstone the world's first national park.     EPISODES / National Parks

THE FIRST NATIONAL PARK

One year after Ferdinand Hayden's famed expedition of its wild lands, President Ulysses S. Grant signs the bill declaring Yellowstone the world's first national park. 

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  THE PHOTO THAT SAVED THE BUFFALO   A 1894 photo of Yellowstone soldiers posing with bison killed by a poacher leads to national public outcry and spurring Congress to act.    EPISODES / National Parks

THE PHOTO THAT SAVED THE BUFFALO

A 1894 photo of Yellowstone soldiers posing with bison killed by a poacher leads to national public outcry and spurring Congress to act.

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  A LAND PROTECTED   President Wilson signs the "Organic Act" to create the National Park Service, a new federal bureau responsible for protecting 35 national parks and monuments nationwide.    EPISODES / National Parks

A LAND PROTECTED

President Wilson signs the "Organic Act" to create the National Park Service, a new federal bureau responsible for protecting 35 national parks and monuments nationwide.

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