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Colorado National Monument in Mesa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Stephen Tyng Mather

July 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930

 
 
Stephen Tyng Mather Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2020
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.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Stephen Tyng Mather series list.
 
Location. 39° 6.063′ N, 108° 44.072′ W. Marker is in Colorado National Monument, Colorado, in Mesa County. Marker is near the park's Visitor Center, off Rim Rock Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fruita CO 81521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Otto (a few steps from this marker); Climbing Independence (approx. half a mile away); The Shape of Independence (approx. half a mile away); The Grand View (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tragedies on Rim Rock Drive (approx. one mile away); Ancient Environments

Stephen Tyng Mather Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2020
2. Stephen Tyng Mather Marker
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(approx. one mile away); The Shapes of Erosion (approx. 1.6 miles away); Western Slope Vietnam War Memorial Park (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado National Monument.
 
Also see . . .
1. Stephen Mather. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 12, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The National Parks: A film by Ken Burns. PBS website entry (Submitted on November 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Colorado National Monument. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on November 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 28, 2022