• Created Date
  • 1912
  • Description
  • The letter probably written by Asahel Curtis details some of the struggles that were going into the creation of the Olympic National Park at the time. Although the Quilcene Improvement Club was interested in expanding the boundaries of the proposed park in order to protect Mount Constance, the initially proposed boundaries were actually in the process of being reduced. Preservationists were interested in protecting as much land as possible but... more
    The letter probably written by Asahel Curtis details some of the struggles that were going into the creation of the Olympic National Park at the time. Although the Quilcene Improvement Club was interested in expanding the boundaries of the proposed park in order to protect Mount Constance, the initially proposed boundaries were actually in the process of being reduced. Preservationists were interested in protecting as much land as possible but the power of industrial interests in Congress made this a difficult goal to achieve. The letter asks for support from the improvement club for the protection of land within the Olympics because "although our report has the endorsement of an empire, it has not passed the political swamps of Congress.". less
  • Format
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    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2012