“We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Happy Presidents Day! To celebrate, here’s a photo of our 26th President, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt with John Muir on Glacier Point in Yosemite Valley, taken in 1903.
Teddy Roosevelt loved the outdoors and understood the importance of conservation. During his presidency he founded the National Forest Service, establishing 51 Federal Bird Reservations, 4 National Game Preserves, 150 National Forests, 5 National Parks, and enabling the 1906 American Antiquities Act which he used to proclaim 18 National Monuments.