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
9/28/2009
6 a.m.
9/28/2009
noon
9/28/2009
4 p.m.
1/29/2010
6 a.m.
1/29/2010
noon
1/29/2010
5 p.m.
1/29/2010
10 p.m.
6/6/2016
5 p.m.
6/7/2016
6 a.m.
12/14/2020
3 p.m.
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