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Browns Canyon National Monument

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  • Arkansas River from Sawatch Range

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    The famous American photographer, W.G. Chamberlain, took this photo of the southern Arkansas River, a large portion of which flows through Browns Canyon National Monument.
    Arkansas River from Sawatch Range
  • Rafting the Arkansas River

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     White-water rafters haul their boat down a series of steps at the Fisherman’s Bridge put-in on the Arkansas River.
    Rafting the Arkansas River
  • Arkansas River Fly Shop

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    The Arkansas River Fly Shop and Guide Service in Salida sells hundreds of brilliantly colored and patterned flies.
    Arkansas River Fly Shop

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References: 

Alex Carr Johnson, “How Many More Monuments Will Obama Create?High Country News, March 5, 2015, web exclusive. .

“The National Park Service Organic Act of 1906,” Public Law 91-190, 64th Cong., 1st sess. (January 1, 1970).

Additional Information: 

Horace Albright and Marian Albright Schenck, Creating the National Park Service: The Missing Years (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999).

Denise D. Meringolo, Museums, Monuments, and National Parks: Toward a New Genealogy of Public History (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012).

Gerald W. Williams, The Forest Service: Fighting for Our Public Lands, Understanding Our Government Series, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007).

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