British Columbia: The Engineers

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“may his tribe increase”
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“A number of beaver establishing a colony made one of the most interesting exhibitions of constructive work that I have ever watched. The work went on for several weeks, and I spent hours and days in observing operations. My hiding-place on a granite crag allowed me a good view of the work, –the cutting and transportation of the little logs, the dam-building, and the house-raising…” – Enos Mills, 1909  the rest of the story

Enos Mills was a naturalist and homesteader at the turn of the late 19th century. He dedicated his short life of 53 years to wilderness preservation and is remembered as The Father of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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