“For the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” With those words President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated the arch at the Gardner, Mont., entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Roosevelt was a Republican who supported the national parks. Had a current-day GOPer crafted an inscription it might well read “for the benefit and profit of the fossil fuel industry.”
The Roosevelt Arch stands at the first entrance to the world’s first national park. So, I took TR’s advice, walked through the arch and enjoyed the beauty of the park.
Grand Canyon of Yellowstone