Bear Mountain in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Stephen Tyng Mather
July 4, 1887 - Jan. 22, 1930
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Environment. In addition, it is included in the Stephen Tyng Mather 🏞️ series list.
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. Located on the path from the Bear Mountain Inn to Fort Clinton. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bear Mountain NY 10911, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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, Hudson River (here, next to this marker); Dunderberg Mt. (here, next to this marker); Iona Island (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bear Mountain.
Regarding Stephen Tyng Mather. Stephen Tyng Mather made his fortunes in the 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.