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Lake Mead National Recreation Area : A History of America's First National Playground (Paperback)

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This book examines the creation, characteristics, and tribulations of the first United States National Recreation Area. It also addresses the National
Park Service’s historic role in managing reservoir-based recreation in a uniquely arid region.
First named the Boulder Dam Recreation Area, this parkland was created in 1936 by a memorandum of agreement between the National Park Service and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Over the course of its existence, the area has served as a model for a subsequent system of National Recreation Areas. The area’s extreme popularity has, in combination with changing public attitudes regarding preservation and safety, presented the National Park Service with tremendous challenges in recent decades. Jonathan Foster’s examination of these challenges and the responses to them reveal an increasingly anxious relationship between the government, the public, and special interest groups in the American West.
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: History, Travel
Series Title: America's National Parks
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Nevada Pr
Author: Jonathan Foster
Language: English
Street Date: August 2, 2016
TCIN: 51546247
UPC: 9781943859153
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-5516
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