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Adam M. Sowards

Adam M. Sowards

Adam M. Sowards is an environmental historian, writer, and professor at the University of Idaho. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Environmental Justice: William O. Douglas and American Conservation and Idaho’s Place: A New History of the Gem State. He also writes a regular column, “Reckoning with History,” at High Country News.

Ralph H. Cameron in front of the Grand Canyon

The Man Who Tried to Claim the Grand Canyon

Ralph H. Cameron staked mining claims around the Grand Canyon, seeking to privatize it. When the federal government fought back, he ran for Senate.