The Weeks Act of 1911-Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery

weeks-act-after-pisgahWednesday May 22, 2013
7:00 PM until 8:30 PM

In 2011 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act. This Act was passed by Congress and, for the first time authorized the use of federal money to purchase private land for national forests. Our White Mountain National Forest was the result. Congressman Weeks was a NH native and conservative Republican from Back Bay in Boston. The story continues as he fought for the bill against Democratic Speaker Cannon who famously said “Not one damn cent for scenery.”

Carl Lindblade began his hotel career at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch and for the past 40+ years has operated 3 and 4 diamond hotels and resorts. In addition to years of hands on experience he brings a commitment to community and industry service.He is currently a lecturer in the hospitality management department at the University of New Hampshire.

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