#tbt: Join the Party

Our national parks got a huge boost 99 years ago this week. The Mather Mountain Party gave some of the most influential Americans a hard-sell on one of America’s “best ideas.” (Yes, Ken Burns fans, I said “one of.” Establishing a democratic republic and abolishing slavery were pretty good ideas, too.) The party’s weeklong trek through Sequoia National Park was a revelation to the assembled … Continue reading #tbt: Join the Party