Bones of Agate : an administrative history of Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska / Ron Cockrell Cockrell, Ron

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Cockrell, Ron
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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument (Neb.) - History.; Agate beds - Nebraska - Sioux County - History.; Fossils - Nebraska - Sioux County.
Contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Chapter I: THE COOKS OF AGATE SPRINGS RANCH
  • The Story of James H. Cook 5
  • Discovery of the Fossil Hills Quarries 7
  • Paleontological Excavations at Agate Springs 11
  • A State Park at the Fossil Quarries? 14
  • The Scotts Bluff Experience and A Persistent
  • Preservation Ethic 25
  • Endnotes 38
  • Chapter II: THE ROAD TO A NATIONAL MONUMENT, 1961-1964
  • The Preliminary Study and Advisory Board
  • Endorsement, 1961 43
  • Harold J. Cook's Death, 1962 51
  • The Cook Collection Goes To Scotts Bluff, 1963 58
  • Legislative Efforts Fizzle, 1963-1964 60
  • Endnotes 79
  • Chapter III: AUTHORIZATION OF AGATE FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT, 1965
  • Statistics for a National Monument 85
  • Progress of House and Senate Hearings 89
  • Congress Endorses the National Monument 95
  • President Johnson Signs Public Law 89-33 97
  • An Exciting First Visitor Season 99
  • A Management Assistant Arrives 102
  • Endnotes 104
  • Chapter IV: YEARS PF EXPECTATIONS, 1966-1970
  • The First Calendar Year of Operation, 1966 107
  • Land Acquisition Program Begins, 1966 115
  • Interim Headquarters Development, 1967-1968 118
  • Margaret C. Cook Donates the Collection, April 1968 120
  • Frustration Over Cook Remaindermen Interests 122
  • Another Death and A Harsh Reality, August 1968 128
  • Evacuating the Ranch House, 1969 133
  • Land Woes and Organizing the Exhibits, 1970 141
  • Endnotes 146
  • Chapter V: A DECADE OF CHALLENGES AND REASSESSMENTS, 1971-1980
  • Challenging the Cook Estate, 1971 153
  • The Solicitor Opines for the Park Service, 1971 155
  • Rescuing the Collection from Fort Lamed,
  • December 1971 158
  • Stalemate, 1972 160
  • The Threat of Condemnation, 1973-1974 163
  • Senator Hruska's Diligent Offensive, 1975-1976 180
  • The Great Agate Fence Fight 191
  • Permanent Visitor Facilities? 1977-1980 197
  • Endnotes 204
  • Chapter VI: ONE STEP AT A TIME, 1981-1985
  • Ronald Reagan's Mandate and Core Mission, 1981 213
  • Divestiture of the Cook II Collection, 1981-1984 217
  • Cooperative Agreement with Sioux County, 1984 227
  • A Look to the Past and to the Future, 1985 230
  • Endnotes 237
  • Bibliography 241
  • APPENDIX: A. Historic and Contemporary Site Photographs 249
  • B. Area and Boundary Maps 275
  • C. Legislative Acts 279
  • D. Chronological List of National Park Service
  • Employees 287
  • E. Annual Visitation Figures 295
  • F. Administrative Positions Chart 297
  • G. Harold J. Cook's March 5, 1962 Letter
  • to Howard Baker 299
  • INDEX (to be completed upon document's approval) 307.
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