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General Resources:

Dilsaver, Lary M. America's National Park System: The Critical Documents. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1994.

Gillon, Steven M. and Matson, Cathy D. The American Experiement: A History of the United States, Volume II, 2nd Edition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006).

Mackintosh, Barry. The National Parks: Shaping the System, 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 2005.

"The National Parks: America's Best Idea: History Overview." PBS. Last accessed November 20, 2012.

Rettie, Dwight F. Our National Park System: Caring for America's Greatest Natural and Historic Treasures. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1995.

1960s time period:

Bearss, Edwin C. Redwood National Park: History Basic Data. Washington, DC: US Department of the Interior, 1982.

"Ozark National Scenic Riverways." National Park Service. Last modified August 31, 2012.

"Redwood National and State Parks." National Park Service. Last modified October 16, 2012.

Stevens, Donald L., Jr. A Homeland and a Hinterland: The Current and Jacks Fork Riverways. Omaha, NE: National Park Service Midwest Regional Office, 1991.