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By John Lanier

Historian Lauds Roosevelt During Talk


Last updated 9/26/2016 at 4:34pm

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Pisgah National Forest. But Pisgah and other national forests in this country may never have existed it if had not been for Theodore Roosevelt.

Last Thursday night at Brevard College’s Porter Center, noted historian Doug Brinkley spoke on “The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America.” The speech was the tenth in the J.R. McDowell Speaker Series, which is sponsored by the Transylvania County Library Foundation and Brevard College.

Brinkley said Roosevelt is the person most responsible for wildlife and forest conserva...

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