Not surprisingly, one of America’s famous landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr., appreciated the value of preserving the “inspirational values” found in such abundance in our national parks. On March 10, 1939, he added his support to H.R. 3794, a bill to establish the John Muir - Kings Canyon National Park in California.
“Middle Fork at Kings River from South Fork of Cartridge Creek, Kings River Canyon (Proposed as a national park),” California, ca. 1936, Records of the National Park Service (NAID 519940)
Letter from Fredrick Law Olmstead, 3/10/1939, SEN 76A-E5, Records of the U.S. Senate