May 19, 2019

Today in History: Gifford Pinchot

Today in History–May 13–the Library of Congress features the opening day of the Governors' Conference on the Conservation of Natural Resources on this day in 1908. President Theodore Roosevelt delivered the stirring opening address but the conference was spearheaded by Chief Forester of the United States Gifford Pinchot. The conference helped put the spotlight on conservationism. Pinchot later went on to become Governor of Pennsylvania. Find out more about this forester and politician by … [Read more...]

Today in History: Frederick Law Olmsted

Today in History–April 26–the Library of Congress features Frederick Law Olmsted, born on this day in 1822. Find out more about this world famous landscape architect by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources about Olmstead. Frederick Law Olmsted Papers Frederick Law Olmsted historical newspaper coverage Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Massachusetts Frederick Law Olmsted image set Frederick Law Olmsted: related … [Read more...]

Featured Image: Home of the Deer

Currier & Ives. "The home of the deer." c1870. Summary: Deer on the edge of a stream with trees and waterfall in the background. … [Read more...]