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1780s Thomas Malthus
1890 U.S. Government declares frontier closed
1891 Forest Reserve Act (1891)
1892 John Muir (1892), preservationist
1892 Sierra Club
1900 Lacey Act (1900)
1900-1909 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt (early 1901-1909 The Golden Age of Conservation)
1902 Reclamation Act (1902)
1905 Audobon Society, founding of (1905)
1905 Gifford Pinchot (1905)
1906 Antiquities Act (1906)
1908 Svante Arhenius (1908)
1910 Alice Hamilton (1910?)
1916 Woodrow Wilson and National Park Service Act (1916)
1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (1918)
1930s Franklin D. Roosevelt (early 1930s stuff … think history class!)
1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (1933)
1933 Tennessee Valley Authority (1933?)
1934 Dust Bowl begins in Midwest (1934)
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1969 Cuyahoga River burning (1969)
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The Cuyahoga River (Crooked River) has had 13 fires, in 1868,1883,1887,1912,1922,1936,1941,1948,1952 and 1969.
On June 22, 1969 a spark from a passing train over the Cuyahoga River in Ohio had fallen onto the river which is covered in oil and pollution. This caused a fire to occur that lasted about 30 minutes and caused $50,000 worth of damage. This was not the first or the most dangerous fire on the Cuyahoga river. In 1952, a fire lasted 3 days and cost over $1.5 million dollars in damage.One in 1912 had killed 5 people and another in 1936 burned for 5 days. The Cuyahoga River has caught fire about 13 times since 1868. The 1968 fire brought national attention to the environmental problems in Ohio and elsewhere in the country.
By: Cassie Mullins
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