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Overshadowed by the voluminous literature on Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks, Glacier is second to neither in scenic grandeur. This rugged and remote park, though facing increased visitation every year, remains a relatively untrammeled relict of aboriginal natural conditions. Kathryn Leighton's Grinnell Lake (circa 1920, oil on canvas, 24" x 18", courtesy Mike and Lisa Overby, Coeur d'Alene Galleries, Idaho) depicts the steep terrain, austere climate, and visual splendor that characterize the park. In a rare article on Glacier's early history, Michael J. Ober captures the impact of this terrain on the explorers who first encountered and recorded the glaciers of the region.
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