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The Active Force: Enos A. Mills and the National Park Movement
Colorado Magazine (1979)
  • Carl Abbott, Portland State University
Abstract

Examines the accomplishments and failures of Enos A. Mills (1870-1922) as a public figure. Mills, a widely known writer of magazine articles and 16 books, also operated Long's Peak Inn and was "an unpaid and self-appointed public servant." Often called the father of Rocky Mountain National Park, he was a sensitive observer and interpreter of the Colorado wilderness. Tragically, his deep convictions and stubbornness made it impossible for him to work amicably with other conservationists.

Publication Date
Winter 1979
Citation Information
Carl Abbott. "The Active Force: Enos A. Mills and the National Park Movement" Colorado Magazine Vol. 56 Iss. 1 (1979)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/carl_abbott/28/