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Wilderness Act of 1964 marks 50 years

August 31, 2014
By Scott Shalaway , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Fifty years ago, on September 3, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act of 1964. Eight years, 66 revisions, and 18 hearings in the making, this landmark conservation legislation now protects more than 109 million acres in 750 wilderness areas across 44 states.

 
 

 

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