The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890)

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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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The sumptuously filmed history of America's national parks begins in 1851, when California's beautiful Yosemite Valley started to attract people who wished to exploit the land, and others, like John Muir, who believed it should be preserved.

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