Rainbow Bridge

     from . . .

             
 
THE PLACE NO ONE KNEW

                                   
Glen Canyon on the Colorado

                                                 by ELIOT PORTER

[Commemorative Edition, Gibbs Smith ,2000: Copyright 1988, Eliot Porter: Copyright 1963, 1966 Sierra Club]

 

from the foreword . . .


The Place No One Knew has a moral -- which is why the Sierra Club publishes it -- and the moral is simple: Progress need not deny to the people their inalienable right to be informed and to chose. In Glen Canyon the people never knew what the choices were. Next time, in other stretches of the Colorado, on other rivers that are still free, and wherever there is wildness that can be a part of our civilization instead of victim to it, the people need to know before a bureau's elite decide to wipe out what no man can replace. The Sierra Club has no better purpose than to try to let people know in time. In Glen Canyon we failed. There could hardly be a costlier peacetime mistake.
     With support from people who care, we hope in the years to come to help deter similar ravages of blind progress.

DAVID BROWER

Berkeley, California
March 13, 1963

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