Dedication of Upper Mississippi Wild Life and Fish Refuge

(Superior, WI: Izaak Walton League of America, 1928). First edition (?). 4to. (2) pp. Prints six paragraphs on behalf of the Izaak Walton League of America, briefly describing the formation of the refuge, authorized by an Act of Congress and signed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1924, and inviting the sitting President to dedicate "an area more than 300 miles long and containing approximately 300,000 acres of land and water, purchased and set aside by our government" for hunting, fishing, and boating. The campaign by the Izaak Walton League to establish the refuge has been called "the first modern environmental campaign." Signed at the end by two national officers of the Izaak Walton League and by presidents of the state chapters for Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin; the Wisconsin president, William J.P. Aberg, worked with Aldo Leopold on many projects and helped found the National Wildlife Federation in 1936. Cover title: "Invitation to President Coolidge." Not recorded on OCLC. Very good. Original printed blue wrappers (a little soiled), tied. (#7967). Item #60754

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