Sunday Nature Quote: Lonely Freedom

“The farther one gets into the wilderness, the greater is the attraction of its lonely freedom.”

Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt’s Maltese Cross Cabin
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

 Before he became president, Teddy Roosevelt spent a few years living in this small cabin with the most spectacular view.

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Sunday Nature Quote: Natural Wonders

“In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”

~  ~   Theodore Roosevelt

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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Sunday Nature Quote: The Buffalo

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“The extermination of the buffalo has been a veritable tragedy of the animal world.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Photo taken at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming