Custer, South Dakota
When was Jewel Cave made a National Monument and why?
Jewel Cave was made a National Monument on February 7, 1908. It was made a National Monument, because a local movement set it aside for preservation culminated in a proclamation by President Theodore Roosevelt.
Why was Jewel Cave protected?
- Due the first law to establish that archeological sites on public lands are important public resources
Protection Laws enacted
- Antiquities Act of 1906
Attractions and Number of visitors per year
- Surface Activities-1279 acre park located in a Ponderosa pine forest
- Ranger Programs-talks, demonstrations and guided nature hikes offered on the surface
- Wildflower Viewing-393 plant species
- Bird Watching-120 species of birds
- (couldnt find the number of visitors per year)
What do Roosevelt's environmental policies reveal about the Progressive Era?
- People didn't care too much to take care of nature and the environment
- Looking ahead it probably would have been horrible for future generations to have to deal with