The Antiquities Act of 1906

Publication: National Park Services

Author: Ronald F. Lee

Date of Publication: November 1970

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This history of the Antiquities Act of 1906 has been prepared to help fill a gap in knowledge of one of the foundation stones of the National Park System. Like a number of other current studies of National Park Service history, its preparation was stimulated in part by the approach of the centennial of Yellowstone National Park in 1972. It is hoped this study will also throw light on early participation by the Government of the United States in some aspects of historic preservation in America.