Rocky Mountain National Park: It all started at the Library


It is June 13, 1915, and Enos Mills is preparing words to commemorate the realization of his life’s greatest dream: the newly-created Rocky Mountain National Park. Mills’ abiding reverence for mountains and nature began three decades earlier when he arrived in Colorado as a boy of 14. Later, a chance encounter with legendary John Muir inspired him to wonder: could he do for the Rockies what Muir did for Yosemite? Mills would criss-cross the nation, leading a tireless campaign of speeches, letters, and lobbying. Hear the dramatic story of Enos Mills, a passionate crusader for wilderness, in this first-person narrative evoking a joyous moment in history that secured the preservation of one of Earth’s greatest treasures.