The Marquette Regional History Center presents: History of the Conservation Movement:óWed. October 16, 7:00 p.m.
This program is provided by guest speaker Robert Archibald, former President of the Missouri History Museum. "America's founders were certain and in agreement on at least one thing.† America had a almost infinite supply of land and resources, enough to last for untold generations. Yet less than one hundred years after President Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase the frontier was gone, some animals like passenger pigeons were extinct, others like buffalo nearly gone.† In the Upper Peninsula and across the country forests were logged, rivers were dammed, mineral areas were pockmarked with pits and fish populations depleted.† Humans had changed the land.† Many Americans mourned the profound alterations and began efforts to save some of what was left.† It was the beginning of the conservation movement which in the second half of the twentieth century became the environmental movement." There is a $5.00 Suggested donation for this event. Please visit www.marquettehistory.org, Like us on Facebook, or call 906-226-3571 for more info.