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The Fountain of Life: Rocky Mountain National Park

One hundred years ago tomorrow, on January 26, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed a law that established Rocky Mountain National Park.  That legislation laid out the coordinates of the park, and set aside the land for the “benefit and enjoyment of the people of the United States.”

Produced by the National Park Service in 1984, the film Fountain of Life: Rocky Mountain National Park provides a pictorial tour of Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, including information about its ancient geological history and the beauties of scenery, wildlife and alpine flowers. It takes a look at the fragile ecosystem of the Park and alerts visitors to weather hazards and wildlife in the park.

The film is now preserved within the National Archives’ Motion Picture holdings, and has been recently digitized in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Fountain of Life: Rocky Mountain National Park, Local ID: 79-HFC-103

via The Unwritten Record » Happy Birthday, Rocky Mountain National Park