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Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

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Two Parks – Two Countries

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Waterton National Park - Canada Established on May 20 th 1895 140 square km ( 54 square miles) Since extended to 525 square km ( 203 square miles) F.W. Godsall a Pincher Creek Rancher was instrumental in its foundation The recreation center was named after the chain of lakes called Waterton Lakes named by Lieutenant Blakiston The main Park Superintendent was John George Kootenai Brown designated In 1911

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Waterton National Park - Canada

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Glacier National Park - USA Evidence of People living in the region going Back 10,000 years – predecessors of the Blackfeet Indians 1806 Lewis and Clark came surprisingly close to what is presently the Park People began settling the region after consummation of the Marias Pass utilized by the Great Northern Railway in 1891 In the 1890\'s tourism to the territory started George Bird Grinnell and others started to push for formation of a National Park Initially it was made a Forest Preserve in 1900 however individuals kept on pushing for a recreation center and in 1910 President Taft marked a bill making it the 10 th National Park in US

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Glacier National Park - USA

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The IDEA Over the years, Park officers felt that the two Parks ought to some way or another be participated In 1931, they were joined by others with the same thought Cardston and Butte Rotarians (counting Tom Davis, future RI President) felt that the parks ought to be joined as an image of the fellowship shared amongst Canada and the United States. In 1931 July 4 they met a cooperative attitude meeting of 100 Rotarians from Alberta and Montana Here, they chose to campaign both governments to set up " a perpetual International Peace Park"

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Negotiations Both sides started to campaign their forthcoming Governments By December 8, 1931 the House of Representatives had passed a bill to set up " the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park" and was passed by the Senate April 25 th 1932 A comparable bill was passed by the Canadian Government in 1932

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Success On June 18 th 1932 2000 individuals went to the devotion Ceremony at Glacier Park Montana USA

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The Assembly In 1935 The Great Falls Rotary club recommended that Rotarians from both sides hold a joint meeting This thought was grasped by the Canadian clubs and the principal Assembly was held at Glacier Park on July 13 th and 14 th Included a golf competition and a Saturday dinner with speakers Following this meeting the Assembly turned into a yearly occasion Each nation has the festival in interchange years

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Dedication of Cairns 1947

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Cairns on Chief Mountain Highway

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Hands over the Border, 1947

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The Future Government There is an enthusiasm for growing Waterton Park into the Flathead Valley in B.C. Proposition created by Canadian parks gathering and timber organization Jim Lopez, Vice President of Tembec, Inc.: "This can possibly be a win/win arrangement."

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Waterton Lakes National Park Proposed Expansion www.peaceparkplus.net

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The Future Rotary Rotarians on both side of the outskirt are proposing the foundation of a "Peace Garden" at the Peigan/Carway fringe Also more acknowledgment for Rotary at different locales: St Mary\'s Interpretative focus Going to the Sun Road Center Waterton –Peace Park Pavilion Exhibit This has been proposed as a Centennial Project to praise 100 years of Rotary

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Goat Haunt

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Peace Garden site

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WATERTON-GLACIER INTERNATIONAL PEACE PARK 77TH ANNIVERSARY ASSEMBLY SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2009 Waterton

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