A park named after a great man. Theodore Roosevelt was known as the conservation president, as he protected more than 230 million acres of public land during his presidency. He was a great inspiration to us on this project, and in fact the following quote of his is featured prominently in our book: “We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune." Such true words. But what inspired his love of conservation? Tragically, it was due in part to losing his wife AND mother on the same day. He nearly went mad after this tragic event, and he credits going back to nature, on the very lands that are encompassed within this national park, with his recovery. Nature heals, and Theodore Roosevelt knew the value in that. Let’s hope and work to do our part to make sure we continue his legacy of conservation rather than exploitation. ·
@TheodoreRooseveltNPS (the 39th U.S. National Park) in North Dakota was established by the @NationalParkService on November 10, 1978.
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