50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

September 3, 2014 11:18 PM

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LAKE MILLS, Iowa – On this day 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. It created the National Wilderness Preservation system, and to this day, it protects more than 109 million acres across the country. But all of that may not have been possible without the contribution of a man born in north Iowa.

Maybe you’ve never heard the name Wallace Stegner, after all, he only lived in Lake Mills, IA until he was about 5 years old.

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