Presentation on theme: "Smokies C A National Park. Park Service 1. March 1, 1872-the first National park is established by President Grant. (Yellowstone) 2. President Theodore."— Presentation transcript:
Smokies C A National Park
Park Service 1. March 1, 1872-the first National park is established by President Grant. (Yellowstone) 2. President Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in the effort to create public parks.
Park Status 3. N.P.S. was searching for an eastern park site. 4. Colonel David Chapman,Mr./ Mrs. Willis Davis, John D. Rockefeller, and others organized a plan to promote the Great Smoky Mtns. Of East TN. and Western N.C.
The Man 5. In 1904, Horace Kephart (a librarian from St. Louis) saw the decimation of the area and along with others pushed for park status.
June 15, Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established. 2. September 2, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the park.
Park Facts Size-521,621 Acres 7,500 residents/1,200 farms were displaced and bought out. Some people were granted a lifetime lease and allowed to continue living in the park. A PARK FORMED FROM PRIVATE LANDS.
Facts Logging, hunting, collecting, and commercial traffic was prohibited. Fishing, camping, and access was restricted.
Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-CCC was started by FDR to fight the great depression and build public projects. A local CCC camp built many of the trails and the park infrastructure.
"Save the Soil, Save the Forests, Save the Young Men."