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Jack London and California’s Troubled Parks

June 4, 2011 By: Marshall Cutchin

“California created the state park idea with Yosemite in 1864, before it was a federal reserve; it is destroying it in 2011 with a plan to permanently close one-fourth of its parks.”  Timothy Egan writes eloquently in The New York Times about what California and the U.S. stand to lose as California defunds half of its historic parks.