Thursday, July 3, 2014

Take Time for a Little History

As we prepare to celebrate July 4, we thought a little history might be in order - locally, the Herald Democrat reported that 70 years ago this week the newly completed Denison Dam was dedicated.  You can learn more by clicking Herald Democrat.  Hagerman NWR and sister refuge Tishomingo were established in 1946, following completion of the lake.  Visitors to the refuge enjoy perusing the exhibit and  scrapbook of photos and clippings about the town of Hagerman and the early days of the refuge.

And from the historical archives of the USFWS...history buffs may enjoy finding information about the history of conservation in our country, including a video visit to Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and for those who enjoy lending an ear, we have chosen a podcast interview with William Souder, the author of a book about Rachel Carson, On a Farther Shore:  The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, which was published in 2012, on the 50th anniversary of Carson's groundbreaking Silent Spring.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy July 4th!

Flag over new Visitor Center at Hagerman NWR, 2011, by Ken Day

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