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Bear Mountain in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stephen Tyng Mather

July 4, 1887 - Jan. 22, 1930

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 17, 2011
1. Stephen Tyng Mather Marker
Inscription. He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Stephen Tyng Mather marker series.
 
Location. 41° 19.108′ N, 73° 59.224′ W. Marker is in Bear Mountain, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from Perkins Memorial Drive 2 miles north of Seven Lakes Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the path from the Bear Mountain Inn to Fort Clinton. Marker is in this post office area: Bear Mountain NY 10911, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bear Mt. Bridge (here, next to this marker); Anthonys Nose (here, next to this marker); Ancient Canyon (here, next to this marker); Railroads (here, next to this marker); Scenic Road (here, next to this marker); Boundaries (here, next to this marker); Hudson River (here, next to this marker); Dunderberg Mt. (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bear Mountain.
 
Regarding Stephen Tyng Mather. Stephen Tyng Mather made his fortunes in the
Stephen Tyng Mather Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 17, 2011
2. Stephen Tyng Mather Marker
The Hudson River is in the background.
borax mining industry. He is credited with the slogan "20 Mule Team Borax" for the Pacific Coast Borax Company. He led a publicity campaign to promote the creation of a federal agency to oversee the National Parks. In 1917 he was appointed as the first director of the new agency, the National Park Service, within the United States Department of the Interior, he served until 1929, shortly before his death.
 
Also see . . .  Stephen Mather on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 2, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Stephen Tyng Mather Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 17, 2011
3. Stephen Tyng Mather Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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