Enos Mills Cabin
This cabin may seem like any other rustic dwelling but it has national importance. It was built in 1885 by Enos Mills, who would become one of the country's most well known advocates of environmental stewardship and preservation. His efforts would lead to the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park, and as a result he would be called "the father" of the park. The museum features items on display including photographs. Enos was a prolific writer (he wrote 18 books) and many of his articles were published in several magazines such as The Atlantic and Country Life. In 1889 he met and befriended famed naturalist John Muir in California, who encouraged him to become an advocate for the natural world. The museum is owned and operated by his descendants. The cabin was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 (the pdf document does not appear to be available).
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