The reservation of Niagara.

The reservation of Niagara.

by James C. Carter.

An address delivered at the celebration of the opening of the Niagara reservation at Niagara Falls, July 15th, 1885

Annotation: The lengthy campaign to preserve the beauty of Niagara Falls through public ownership and restoration of the surrounding landscape was crowned with success when the New York State Reservation at Niagara opened on July 15, 1885. This speech, given on that occasion by an eminent New York attorney and legal scholar, sketches the Reservation's history and expounds a philosophy of public ownership of scenic wonders; its heavy emphasis on the spiritual importance of natural beauty demonstrates the close connection between the aesthetic and spiritual strands of conservationism in this era.


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