Near Carlsbad in Eddy County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Stephen Tyng Mather
July 4, 1887 - Jan. 22, 1930
Marker series. This marker is included in the Stephen Tyng Mather marker series.
Location. 32° 10.605′ N, 104° 26.482′ W. Marker is near Carlsbad, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Touch for map. At the natural entrance to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad NM 88220, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carlsbad Caverns National Park (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Carlsbad Caverns National Park (approx. 4.8 miles away); Guadalupe Mountains (approx. 7 miles away); Guadalupe Escarpment Scenic Area (approx. 7 miles away).
More about this marker. One of many Mather plaques scattered throughout the National Parks.
Regarding Stephen Tyng Mather. Stephen Tyng Mather led a full active life of 63 years, from 1867 to 1930. The years spanning the turn of the
Mather recognized magnificent scenery as the primary criterion for establishment of national parks. He was very careful to evaluate choices for parks, wishing the parks to stand as a collection of unique monuments. He felt those areas which were duplicates might best be managed by others. Within the framework of "scenery," his preservation ethic covered such issues as the locations of park developments, provision of vistas along roadways, and the perpetuation
His life is well summarized — on a series of bronze markers which were posthumously cast in his honor and distributed through many parks:
"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 he has done . . ."
From National Park Service: The First 75 Years
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