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50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act: the Meaning of Wilderness by 10 American Authors

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 2, 2014 5

Tomorrow, September 3, 2014, will mark the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. In 1964, the bill that created the act passed the Senate by a vote of 73–12 and the House by 373–1. It’s

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Places of Peace: Video of Veterans in the Wilderness

Places of Peace: Video of Veterans in the Wilderness

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 7, 2014 3

From the moment I read John Muir’s sentiment about going to the mountains—that “thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, overcivilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is

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Explore a National Park This Week — For Free!

Explore a National Park This Week — For Free!

Wendy Redal April 19, 2011 0

It’s National Park Week in the USA. At a moment when the federal budget is as strained as it’s ever been, our parks are nonetheless open free of charge to all comers from April

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Reading the Empty and Open Places

Reading the Empty and Open Places

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 23, 2010 4

The long waits now common at airports do have one advantage: they give us a chance to catch up on our reading while getting to and coming back from our travel destinations. Anticipating such

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Traveling with an Adult Child: Yosemite

Traveling with an Adult Child: Yosemite

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 1, 2010 14

A former student who attended the same college I did first got me interested in seeing Yosemite National Park. Naturalist John Muir took his first botany lesson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under a

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