Kings Canyon National Park, California (Images of America Series)

Kings Canyon National Park, California (Images of America Series)

by Ward Eldredge

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738559964
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 03/09/2009
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 743,825
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author


Author Ward Eldredge, curator for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, presents here a collection of rare images from the park’s rich history, framing the astonishing visual beauty with the inspirational stories of those who fought to preserve it. The images tell a stirring tale of a natural place that nearly fell victim to commerce and industry. Eldredge, also the author of Arcadia’s Sequoia National Park (2008), truly brings Kings Canyon to life in this rich volume of early photographs.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 One Grand National Park 9

2 An Island of Conservation 17

3 This Noblest of Playgrounds 49

4 A Veritable National Oasis 69

5 A 1919 Album 91

6 Kings Canyon National Park Now a Reality 113

Bibliography 127

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