Accession Number : ADA299299

Title :   The Role of the United States Army as Park Custodians of the California National Parks.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Strickland, Kenneth R.

PDF Url : ADA299299

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 119

Abstract : This study investigates the role of the United States Army conducting the mission of park custodians of the California National Parks for the period of 1891 to 1914. Limited information on this subject is consolidated as only a few historians have researched this aspect of the National Parks history. This study fills a small portion of that gap. The California Parks are just three of the parks that the Army administered. This study focused on the contributions made to these parks. The precedent for the use of the Army was established during the administering of the Yellowstone Park, requiring it to be reviewed for this precedent. This thesis identifies the general contributions, and challenges related to them, that the United States Army made to the California parks as a result of the Yellowstone experience.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *LAND USE, *RECREATION, *OUTDOOR, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), THESES, CALIFORNIA, HISTORIANS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE