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A History of National Park Service Interpretation at Grand Canyon National Park

Abstract The Grand Canyon is one of the most well-recognized natural features in the world, but it is also a cultural landscape. The way that the interpretation of this natural and cultural landscape has changed over time reveals a great deal about what values Americans place on scenic areas (especially national parks), how they want to experience them, what stories they want to be told there, and what cultural values were important in America at the time. This dissertation traces how the interpretation of Grand Canyon has changed over time from its earliest history until the present day, particularly focusing on National Park Service (NPS) interpretation of the site. It argues that the process involved in developing NPS interpretation at Grand Cany... (more)
Created Date 2010
Contributor Gerke, Sarah (Author) / Hirt, Paul (Advisor) / Warren-Findley, Janelle (Committee member) / Sargent Wood, Linda (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / American History
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 483 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. History 2010
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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