By Douglas W. McCleery

ISBN-10: 0890300488

ISBN-13: 9780890300480

MacCleery recounts how settlers got rid of a lot of the yankee wooded area for agriculture and trade in the course of the nineteenth century. before everything of the 20 th century, notwithstanding, demographic alterations and an rising conservation circulation helped lessen wildfire and inspire reforestation. at the present time there's extra forestland within the U.S. than there has been seventy five years in the past.

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Groups with common interests moved more or less independently, seeking to achieve similar results through their efforts. Some of these groups advocated setting aside land in protective areas: Yosemite in California (1864); Yellowstone in Wyoming (1872); and the Adirondack Preserve in New York (1885). In 1891 Congress authorized the president to designate forest reserves out of public domain lands but made no provision for their management. The forest reserves, unlike the park preserves, were generally not tied to the 24 AMERICAN FORESTS preservation of a nationally significant unique area.

Beginning in the mid-1800s, marginal agricultural land in the East and South was gradually abandoned as more productive farmlands in the Midwest were developed, the abandoned farmland often reverting to forest (see Figure 13). This reversion to forest has not been generally recognized by the public. The reasons for reversion to forest include two related factors working in concert. S. agriculture from subsistence to commercial farming. The second was the nation’s progressively improving transportation system, which opened up more productive western lands that could supply the growing cities.

In the 1850s the tonnage of coke iron produced finally exceeded that of charcoal iron. Even so, charcoal iron production continued to rise until 1900. Charcoal iron continued to be used after 1900 for specialty products. Because of its special properties, some early car makers specified it for engine blocks. The last charcoal fired iron furnace finally shut down in 1945. TRANSPORTATION By the early 1800s, the United States was one of the largest nations in the world. The transportation system, more than anything else, tied the disparate and often quarreling states together.

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