People: Jul. 19, 1963

Even an old conservationist like Teddy Roosevelt could hardly ask for more. The Manhattan brownstone where he was born and Sagamore Hill, the Long Island home where he died, were given to the U.S. by the Theodore Roosevelt Association. The new national monuments are "Theodore Roosevelt as no other tangible thing in this world today is," said Interior Secretary Stewart Udall as he accepted for the government. And then, with his own conservation plans in mind, Udall enlisted T.R.'s posthumous support. "The deterioration of our environment has been the paramount conservation failure of the postwar years," said Udall. "Theodore Roosevelt would...

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