In his letter to W. G. Steel, Gifford Pinchot sums up the
reasons why a national park should be established around Crater
Lake. First, it is "one of the great natural wonders of this
continent." As a well-known resort, valued for recreation and
scenery, Crater Lake can be managed and protected as a national
park, rather than as a forest reserve, since there will not be any
timber production. The Chairman of the Public Lands Committee, John
Fletcher Lacey, is in favor of passing the bill to create the park
National parks and reserves--Philosophy; Resorts--U.S. states; Public lands--Law and legislation; Forest reserves; Oregon--Crater Lake; Lacey, John F. (John Fletcher), 1841-1913
Gifford Pinchot informs W. G. Steel that John Fletcher Lacey
will be the best person to see about the creation of Crater Lake
National Park, as they are both from Iowa. Pinchot hopes there will
be no problems getting the bill passed. Any influence from Oregon
will be looked upon favorably by Theodore Roosevelt.
National parks and reserves--Law and legislation; Presidents--Influence; Oregon--Crater Lake; Iowa; Lacey, John F. (John Fletcher), 1841-1913; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
The Oregonian states that Theodore Roosevelt is in
favor of the John F. Lacey's bill to transfer "the management and
control of forest reserves from the Interior to the Agricultural
Department, and to create and maintain game preserves in the public
land states." The article concludes that Roosevelt will soon
announce the addition of land that will double the area of
Yellowstone Park and extend the Teton forest reserves in Wyoming in
order to protect big game animals that live there.
Public lands--Law and legislation; Big game animals; Elk; Moose; Deer; Mountain sheep; Big game hunters; National parks and reserves--Management; Extinction (Biology)--Environmental aspects; United States--Yellowstone National Park; Wyoming--Teton National Forest; United States. Congress; Lacey, John F. (John Fletcher), 1841-1913; Henderson, David Bremner, 1840-1906; Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Thomas H. Tongue informs W. G. Steel that he received a letter
from Gifford Pinchot stating that Theodore Roosevelt is in favor of
the Crater Lake bill. Pinchot has seen Ethan A. Hitchcock, who said
he will speak with David B. Henderson about giving the bill a
chance. Tongue acknowledges that times are critical for the bill,
but he is doing the best he can.
Bills, Legislative; Public lands--Law and legislation; Oregon--Crater Lake; Lacey, John F. (John Fletcher), 1841-1913; Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946; Henderson, David Bremner, 1840-1906; Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1835-1909; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Secretary Wilson reports on the 1903 Iowa Republican Convention.
The convention was generally harmonious and the resolutions were
generous to President Roosevelt. The West is enthusiastic for
Roosevelt and Wilson expects large campaign contributions.
Political conventions; Political parties--Management; Campaign funds; Presidents--Public opinion; Iowa; United States, West; Cummins, Albert Baird, 1850-1926; Lacey, John F. (John Fletcher), 1841-1913; Kittredge, Alfred B. (Alfred Beard), 1861-1911