The National Park Service On Flickr Gives a Glimpse Back In Time (20 Photos)

For much of American History, wilderness was viewed as an evil wasteland that had to be conquered. Land left untouched by man was described as “deserted,” “savage,” and “barren” — in short, a waste of divine gifts.

But by the end of the 19th century, backlash against a rapidly industrializing society ushered in a new fascination with the natural world.

The National Park Service’s Flickr account gives us a glimpse back at those simpler times.


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