Weeks Act focus of upcoming issue of Appalachia, AMC Annual Meeting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 29, 2010
In celebration of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the passage of the Weeks Act, an interpretive exhibit that tells the story of that historic legislation is on display at theAppalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch.
The Weeks Act of 1911 established the eastern national forest system and led to the creation of the White Mountain National Forest.
On loan from Plymouth State University, the exhibit, titled “Protecting the Forests: The Weeks Act of 1911,” uses historic images and accompanying text to tell the story of land use in the White Mountains, tracing the advent of tourism, rail travel, and timber barons in the region.
To read more, visit the AMC website!