The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, July 1966 - April, 1967 Page: 646
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Natural Heritage, as well as from the recommendations of a
Special Committee on Historic Preservation of the U. S. Confer-
ence of Mayors.
Public Law 89-665 "authorizes matching grants to the States
for comprehensive surveys and for programs of acquisition and
development of significant properties . .. and authorizes match-
ing grants to the National Trust for Historic Preservation." To
carry out the matching-grant program, two million dollars are
authorized for fiscal year 1967 and ten million dollars for each
of the three succeeding fiscal years.
Title I of Public Law 89-754 empowers the Secretary to "en-
courage city demonstration agencies to maintain, as appropriate,
natural and historic sites and distinctive neighborhood charac-
teristics." Title VI amends the urban-renewal law to provide
"recognition of historic and architectural preservation in urban-
renewal plans and to authorize preservation activities and plan-
ning therefor as eligible project costs."
To Senator Henry M. Jackson goes credit for his insistence
that it be declared "the national policy that special effort should
be made to preserve the natural beauty of the countryside and
public park and recreation lands, wildlife and water fowl ref-
uges, and historic sites."
Part of our heritage lies in recreating the silence and solitude
of the past in a world running over with people. The national
parks try to help, but Yellowstone in summer has traffic like
Dallas at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and public pressures grow
for still easier access and more facilities. My feeling is that such
demands need to, be resisted, and that certain areas should be
made less available rather than more. Consequently I was pleased
to be confirmed by a recent Atlantic Monthly article by Paul
Brooks, a distinguished editor who has spent time in the lonely
parts of Texas. Here is an excerpt:
The space available in the national parks is not big enough for
all who want to use it. But the size of the park is directly related
to the manner in which you see it. If you are in a canoe traveling
at three miles an hour, the lake on which you are paddling is
ten times as long and ten times as broad as it is to the man in
a speed boat going thirty. An hour's paddle will take you as far
Here’s what’s next.
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