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American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936

consists of 4,500 photographs of natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities in the United States taken between 1891 and 1936. These photographs show a wide range of American topography and its forestation, aridity, shifting coastal dune complexes, and watercourses. Comparisons of early photographs with later views highlight changes resulting from natural alterations of the landscape, disturbances from industry and development, and effective natural resource usage. (Library of Congress)

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With the destruction the Indiana Dunes at hand, Congress in 1966 authorized the creation of a 6,500-acre Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Expanded substantially in size by subsequent federal legislation, the National Lakeshore has assured the preservation of the last surviving portions of the dunes, wetlands, and woodlands of the southern shore of Lake Michigan.
Photo of a Sequoia gigantea growing beside a cabin, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park, California

Sequoia gigantea

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