—“A National Parks Platform,” Editorial, April 16, 1921
Some people think that they can mar the beauty of the landscape and still take millions from tourists, slaughter all the game and still attract lovers of wildlife, though they protest and doubtless believe that their plans would not hurt the parks. It should be clearly understood that there is not a foot of “free” land in any national park; that it all has an owner; and that, measured in terms of dollars, it has an exceedingly high value to that owner. What it means to him in terms of health, happiness, and beauty cannot be measured in terms of money.
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