Marking History: Editorial Comments for Autumn 2016 Issue of Folklore

The following are my editorial comments for the Autumn 2016 Issue of Folklore Magazine. To subscribe to the magazine and to become a member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, go here and complete this form. Also follow SHFS on Facebook. Cover Photo: Darlene S. & P-ZZ. South Fork. 1 July 1951. Everett Baker Slides. I have intently followed the […]

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Why Wilderness? Why, Indeed.

Why Wilderness? #summerreading #whywilderness #wilderness #envhist #dissertationreading A photo posted by -Jessica "Mountain" DeWitt (@jmariedewitt) on Aug 2, 2016 at 2:52pm PDT   A couple weeks ago I sat down with Why Wilderness: A report on Mismanagement in Lake Superior Provincial Park. Published in 1971, this collection of essays paired with a report on conditions in […]

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“Park Consciousness”

I’ve watched this short 1930’s film about Minnesota’s state park system several times now and am interested in the term used at the beginning in the title of the article shown and in the narration: “park consciousness.” The term is called a “very definite factor” by the narrator and strikes me as a useful thought […]

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Continuing the Park System Visualization Experiment: Ontario Parks in Timeline Form

Back in February I explained how I am using interactive timelines to more easily analyze the develop of state and provincial park systems in the United States and Canada. In “Visualizing a Park System: Creating an Interactive Timeline,” I explained how I developed a label/colour system (see below) and mapped the development of Pennsylvania’s state […]

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