Voyageurs National Park
The Battle to Create Minnesota's National Park
By (author) Jane Blocker
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Voyageurs National Park by Jane Blocker
Book DescriptionVoyageurs National Park chronicles the complex legal and political campaign to found Minnesota's only national park. Witzig's thoroughly documented and referenced research allows him to offer a detailed view of the unanticipated disappointments and defining moments of achievement that accompanied this complicated legislative battle. Concentrating on the period from 1962 to 1975, Witzig identifies and explains the central issues surrounding the campaign including land acquisition policy, local concerns and opposition to the park, interagency conflict over inclusion of U.S. forest lands, antifederal attitudes in northeastern Minnesota, and the overstated case for the economic benefits a national park would bring. Witzig covers of the dispute over the inclusion of Crane Lake in the park and focuses on the many individuals and groups who were instrumental in the establishment of Voyageurs National Park, such as Governor Elmer L. Andersen, John A. Blatnik, Sigurd F. Olson, and Rita Shemesh.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816640508
(226mm x 149mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jane Blocker
Fred T. Witzig is professor emeritus of geography at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
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