Fw: to Congress to save Badlands vistas
- Alexander Guittard is 15 years old and lives in San Diego, and is, as you
can see, a loyal member of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:37 PM
> Dear Congressman Hunter,
> I write to you today about an issue that is very close to my heart.
> That issue is the preservation and conservation of our country's
> historic sites. I am a proud member of the Theodore Roosevelt Association,
> which was chartered by an act of Congress in 1920 to preserve the memories
> and ideals of Teddy Roosevelt. As the only member from San Diego County, I
> felt it my duty to write to my represenitive about the task at hand.
> Before he became president, Theodore Roosevelt was a Badlands cattle
> rancher. His ranch, Elkhorn Ranch is part of the Theodore Roosevelt
> National Park in North Dakota. The Elkhorn Cabin Site covers 218 acres.
> However, an ajoining 6,600 acres that were part of the original ranch,
> offered up for sale. I do not believe big corporations and industrial
> should be able to infringe on a site of national and historic importance.
> Attached is a copy of the resolution passed by the Theodore Roosevelt
> Association. Congress is expected to consider the matter before Christmas
> and I do hope that you will take my letter under advisement.
> Alexander Guittard
> C.C. John Gable, Executive Director
> Theodore Roosevelt Association
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