National Geographic : 1934 Aug
Photograph from Gilbert Grosvenor PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT ON HIS HISTORIC VISIT TO THE REDWOOD GROVE ATSANTA CRUZ INMAY, 1903 In a speech here, among the Coast Redwoods (see page 219), Colonel Roosevelt urged the protection of thegiant trees, "whose architect has been the ages. . . . The rash creature who wishes to leave his name to mar the beauties of Nature should be sternlydiscouraged. Keep these trees ...un marred by the vandalism . . . of man." The bearded man on the left of President Roosevelt (center) is the late naturalist and explorer, John Muir, and next to him stands Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University.