National Parks: America's Best Idea

The Scripture Of Nature (1851-1890)

Season 1, Episode 1 of 6

In 1864, Congress passes an act that protects Yosemite for "public use, resort and recreation"-the first time in world history that any government has proposed this idea. In 1872, Congress creates America's first national park: Yellowstone.

Previously Aired

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Time
Channel
10/3/2009
11 a.m.
1/27/2010
9 p.m.
1/28/2010
2 a.m.
9/2/2013
9 p.m.
9/3/2013
2 a.m.
9/3/2013
1 p.m.
4/25/2016
9 p.m.
4/26/2016
3 a.m.
5/1/2016
1 p.m.
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