National Geographic : 1955 May
The land of the free and the home of the egret ... and it's yours The newest, and only sub-tropical National Park in the United States, the Everglades is, in a sense, the most American of all, for it is primarily a refuge. Here, the once-hunted egret and other spectacular bird species live unmolested; even the alligator is an honored guest. Nowhere else in America will you see such usual pla belongs t 28 Natio who look what it is A Salute to the National Audubon Society Sinclair salutes the membership of the National Audubon Society for 50 years of outstanding accomplishment in the conservation of America's wildlife, plants, soil and water. The Society, which has headquarters at 1130 Fifth Avenue, New York City, was a major force in the establishment of Everglades National Park and conducts Wildlife Tours there today. Perhaps the brightest feather in its cap was the saving of the egret. Years ago, when fashion decreed that every lady wear a feather on her hat, thousands of egrets were slaughtered for their plumage. The Society roused public opinion against the fashion. The plumed hat became a badge of shame and its sale eventually prohibited by law. As a result of the Audubon Society's efforts, the egret was saved from extinction to become a symbol of the Society's many achieve ments in conservation. large congregations of birds and such un nt life as in this Florida wonderland that o you. It has been said that each of the nal Parks has a special lesson for those for it. The Everglades makes you know s to be free. MOTORISTS - if you would like to visit the National Parks by car, the Sinclair Tour Bureau will help you plan your trip. Write: Sinclair Oil Corporation, Sinclair Oil Build ing, 600 Fifth Ave., N.Y. 20, N.Y.