The Last Refuge (1890-1915)

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The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

The Morning of Creation (1946-1980)

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

The series finale covers the years 1946-80.

120 min.

A message from Ken Burns

A message from Ken Burns

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Grand Canyon, Floating the River

Grand Canyon, Floating the River

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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Park Ranger Shelton Johnson

Park Ranger Shelton Johnson

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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The Creation of Yosemite National Park

The Creation of Yosemite National Park

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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The Work of the Civilian Conservation Corp

The Work of the Civilian Conservation Corp

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country will have any pristine land left. Congress has yet to establish clear judicial authority or appropriations for the protection of the parks. This sparks a conservation movement by organizations such as the Sierra Club, the Audubon Society, and the Boone and Crockett Club.

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