To the Free People of America

TitleTo the Free People of America
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsPipes, Chase E. A.
MagazineSmoky Mountain Historical Society Journal and Newsletter
Issue Number3
Date Publishedfall
SubjectsConservation, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, Newfound Gap, Park development, World War II

Describes the dedication speech given by President Roosevelt on September 2, 1940. It included many references to conservation, but also to freedom and the threat it was facing. The speech was meant to prepare the nation for war as well as to celebrate the birth of a national park. Includes a photograph of spectators at the Rockefeller Memorial.


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