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Happy 50th birthday, Wilderness Act

Posted by: James Eli Shiffer Updated: September 3, 2014 - 1:59 PM

Savage River, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, the way it looked when I stopped by early last month. Two million acres, including just about everything in this picture, were designated federal wilderness in 1980. 

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