Parks are being needed in every state. The time has arrived when every class of population is demanding recreation in the out-of-doors. Even the agriculturist is no longer content to leave all the joys and experiences of recreational areas, and all the value of scientifically interesting bits of country, to his city cousin. Hence, individual states all over the country are making provisions to meet this demand. Their efforts are particularly valuable, if for nothing else than that they have brought forth two very interesting facts: First, that there exists a demand for recreational areas and opportunity for enjoying beauty spots of Nature which has not been fully appreciated or comprehended until recently; and, secondly, that it is surprising what a multitude of such areas exist within the reach of every man if they be but sought out and made known.
Pammel, L. H.
"State Parks of Iowa,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 6
, Article 11.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol6/iss1/11